Dr. Brandon Baskett founded Seeds of Wisdom in 2017 as a nonprofit organization on a mission to mentor middle school and high school boys. According to the most recent state report, more than 3,000 boys dropped out of high school during the 2018-2019 school year (SC Department of Education, 2021). Boys represented more than 62% of approximately 4,800 students who dropped out of high school. 

As a former high school English teacher and assistant basketball coach, Brandon knew that young men needed more support outside of school. Therefore, Brandon and his team of mentors reflect on their life experiences and promote the importance of integrity, discipline, education, and ambition (IDEA) to mentees as they navigate life. Seeds of Wisdom empowers boys to develop into young men who create a better tomorrow. 

Founder & President

Brandon is an Aiken, SC native but currently resides in Columbia, SC. He is a man of faith, a husband to Christina Baskett, and a father to Chloe Grace and Brooke Gianna.

Brandon earned a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education from USC Aiken, a master’s degree in Educational Administration from UofSC Columbia, and a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Liberty University. He currently serves as a school administrator in the Columbia, SC area.

He devotes his career as an educator to his mother, the late Annette H. Baskett, and his former Superintendent and mentor, the late Bennie D. Bennett.

Ashaad Hipps

Board Member

Social Work

Cherita Johnson

Board Member

Healthcare Management

Dr. Kenneth James

Board Member


Richard E. Miller, Jr.

Board Member

Financial Services

Taji Caughman

Vice President


Christina Baskett


Entrepreneur & Author

Sierra Butler


Healthcare Mgmt.