About The Exposure Foundation

Mission Statement

The Exposure Foundation, Inc.’s mission is to improve the quality of life for youth and families. The mission is implemented through exposing youth to positive ideas, people, and places outside of their immediate belief system and physical environment to assist them with evolving into independent thinkers. The mission is also fulfilled by providing youth and families some of the essential tools and skills necessary for building character, increasing self-esteem, meeting positive friends, developing strong academic skills, and making informed choices.

With early intervention, the possibility of future nefarious behavior, such as gang related activity, drug use, dropping out of school, sexual activity, and risk of incarceration are significantly diminished.

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Board of Directors

The Exposure Foundation’s board is comprised of a diverse group of individuals from various educational and professional backgrounds. All board members also have a history of working with youth in their respective communities. The board makes decisions on the Foundation’s direction and some members assist in the facilitation of its programs.

Name Position Organization
Dr. Abdalla Rashad Tau Executive Director Dekalb County Schools
Buster Meadows Vice President IRS
Ronald Coleman Treasurer AT&T
Joseph Robertson Secretary Fannie Mae
Javarro Edwards Member Entrepreneur
Jason Jackson Member Perfect 10 Media
Nicole Porter Member Educator

About The Founder

Dr. Abdalla Rashad Tau, Executive Director

gallery159A Decatur native and product of DeKalb County Public Schools, Dr. Abdalla Rashad Tau has developed a genuine partnership with stakeholders in the community. Dr. Tau is committed to cultivating consciousness, scholarship, cultural awareness, healthy living, and universal thought in individuals domestically and abroad, with an emphasis on positive exposure through various experiences. Dr. Tau believes education is a continuous process influenced by parental, school, and community factors, as well as through self-discovery.

As an accomplished entrepreneur, educator, author, and philanthropist, Dr. Tau has earned a variety of degrees including a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Marketing (Benedict College), a Master of Arts in Marketing and Communication (California State University San Bernardino) and an Doctorate of Education in Curriculum and Instruction (Argosy University Atlanta) In addition to an extensive background in education, Dr. Tau’s affiliations extend to business interests stemming from earned certifications as a real estate broker and personal fitness trainer. Dr. Tau is also a veteran of the United States Air Force.

Dr. Tau continues to be an avid traveler, exploring more than 50 countries on seven continents and living in Tottori, Japan. The invaluable experience of working as an ESL teaching assistant in a Japanese rural village was the catalyst in forming The Exposure Foundation. Dr. Tau understands that exposure to various levels of education, travel, positive encounters with people and experiences, and domestic/international travel has been the reason for a personal evolution from a juvenile delinquent to a doctor that mentors youth, which he discusses extensively in his inaugural book, Delinquent to Doctor. Dr. Tau believes that providing today’s youth with inimitable opportunities will foster success and the encouragement needed to help young individuals avoid many of the pitfalls life may present.

Dr. Tau is both an educator and life-long learner who believes in education versus indoctrination. In addition, Dr. Tau promotes teaching individuals how to think and look at life through a universal lens, creating citizens that will make positive contributions to a world society. Dr. Tau’s experiences and world travels have helped to develop a man consistently ready to evolve with a desire to share knowledge, expertise and forethought with students through his non-profit corporation, The Exposure Foundation. Dr. Tau further supports the community through affiliations with various mentoring programs, public/private schools, faith-based groups, and other non-profit organizations. The aforementioned accomplishments are just a prelude for what the future holds for Dr. Tau, local youth, and the world community.