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Welcome to Tied To Greatness! 

Tied To Greatness™ is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in New Jersey.  Our vision is to redefine what’s possible in the minds of young men of color around the world by inspiring them to connect with and bring out the greatness that is within each of them. Through our Tied To Greatness Tour™ program, we travel to communities and schools across the country using the power of positive male role models and fashion to holistically improve the self-image, character and esteem of young men of color. Our goal is to foster self pride in these young men so they will recognize the power of their self-image and, ultimately, make better life choices.

Take a look at a Tied To Greatness Tour program in action:


Our Founder and CEO

Alex O. Ellis is an award-winning author, motivational speaker, custom clothier, activist, minister and mentor. He has been featured on CNN, Black Enterprise’s Our World Television Show, BET and the Steve Harvey Morning Show. Read more about Alex and his inspirational message of building a positive image from the inside out. 



“Tied To Greatness is an incredible model for ‘bridging the gap’ between boys and men! I am moved and uplifted every time I participate.  It’s a privilege to be involved!”

Lamman Rucker
Tied To Greatness National Spokesperson
Television, Film, Theater Actor & Activist