Global Conference 2010
Tennis Champion; Founder, Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation
Andre Agassi began his professional tennis career in 1986 at age 16. His performance on the court earned him 60 career men's singles titles, including eight Grand Slam singles championships. Agassi is the only male player in the world to win all four Grand Slam titles and an Olympic gold medal. In 1994 he established the Andre Agassi Foundation, which is dedicated to transforming U.S. public education for underserved youth. The foundation drives reform by engaging in practice, policy and partnerships that provide quality education and enrichment opportunities. The centerpiece of its mission is the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy, a model K-12 charter school located in the most socioeconomically disadvantaged community of Las Vegas. Agassi Prep celebrated its first graduating class in June 2009.