Vince Carter is a life-long Chicagoan, a graduate of Chicago State University with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education, and a Master’s in Athletic Management from the University of Concordia, Irvine. He has taught and coached in the Chicago Public Schools since 1976. He has been awarded several educational and athletic accolades. In 1980, he co-founded of Project Education Plus (PEP), an academic and athletic program in the Cabrini-Green Near North community. Vince and others volunteered to tutor the students while they were not in school. He has served as PEP’s executive director since its inception. The Chicago Demons Baseball and Basketball Programs grew out of PEP’s recreational programming. He also was instrumental in developing the first Seward Park Raiders Jr. Bear Football Program and the Carson Field Baseball League. He has been instrumental in the growth of PEP into a program that includes youth, senior citizens, and families for forty years.