ABOUT

S.H.I.E.L.D. 1 is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization addressing local communities' needs throughout the nation. S.H.I.E.L.D. 1 is helping cities recover, revitalize, and rise by improving the life and sustainability of humans, nature, and the economy. Founded in December 2020 by NFL players Josh Norman (Buffalo Bills Cornerback), Demario Davis (New Orleans Saints Linebacker), and Drew Brees (ret. New Orleans Saints Quarterback), they believe that change will not come to those who wait but those who are united to be the change now.

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Designed to impact both youth and adult populations, S.H.I.E.L.D. 1's four pillars include agriculture, enterprise, education, and infrastructure, with specific solutions determined by unique community need.

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Key Pillars

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Agriculture

Objective:

Utilize future farming methods that marry agriculture and technology to accelerate an end to hunger through urban agriculture development, food insecurity, and food deserts. 

Key Focus:

  1. Urban agriculture development 

  2. Food insecurity and food deserts

Signature Solution:

Future farming methods.

Enterprise

Objective:

Develop enticing opportunities for corporate impact investors and foster a pipeline for workforce development through entrepreneurship & intrapreneurship within the community leading to economic mobility and self-sustainability for individuals and the local economy. 

Key Focus:

  1. Community-centered generational wealth building 

  2. Expanded employment opportunities

Signature Solution:

Entrepreneurship & intrapreneurship accelerators.

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Education

Objective:

Provide the resources and tools needed to develop the skills required for supporting agriculture, enterprise, and infrastructure needs.

Key Focus:

  1. Youth-based STEM/STEAM programs and support 

  2. Adult-focused workforce development, continued schooling, and entrepreneurship programs

Signature Solution:

Student discovery labs, workforce development programs.

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Infrastructure

Objective:

Support developing the infrastructure needed to house various programs through renewable energy opportunities.

Key Focus:

  1. Community gathering spaces for educational, vocational, or programmatic needs 

  2. Spaces for directly and indirectly influencing public safety

Signature Solution:

Greenhouses, commercial and communal spaces.

Our Founders

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Josh Norman

Visionary Founder

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Drew Brees

Co-Founder

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Demario Davis

Co-Founder

S.H.I.E.L.D. 1 Supporters

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Tom Brady

Supporter

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Patrick Mahomes

Supporter

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Eric Kendricks

Supporter