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mission

To Reach. To Coach. To Propel.

UNPLUGGED is a non profit organization designed to shed light on and provide solutions to issues that keep people PLUGGED into the negative influences of society.  We utilize the creative arts, mentoring programs and coaching resources to inspire people to connect to their "Art Form" and to serve God and people with it. 

We as an organization strive to not only bring awareness to issues like substance abuse, economic responsibility, self-hatred and homelessness but also provide resources and support to aid local communities that struggle in these areas. 

 

history

It began with 100 + students, shuttled 10 miles from Tulsa’s Northside on a summer day. With temperatures reaching nearly 100 degrees, it was hot, it was humid and the dense air weighed upon their shoulders like a blanket soaked in brine. And yet, compared to the nightmare of substance abuse, child homelessness and gang violence that had become their world, the heat was a comfort to them. These students were at-risk, and in danger of losing themselves; becoming prisoners of their environment. The benefit event that they had the chance to attend may have been their only moments of relief, or of rescue. On May 1st, 2008, the students came expecting fellowship and fun with friends, but they left with so much more. What they expected to be a night filled with fellowship and friends, became so much more.

The 2008 Amped benefit event changed the way that Coach Joshua Eze sought to improve the lives of at-risk youths and adults in his community. He witnessed countless youths re-dedicating their lives to education, instead of drug abuse. He witnessed youth re-dedicating their lives to social injustice instead of gang violence and in 2009 he decided to go forth and fulfill the call that was on his life to build people, to build relationships and to build communities.  

Coach Josh, the founder of UNPLUGGED debuted his first book titled UNPLUGGED in 2009. The motivational piece discusses the top struggles that keep people plugged into negative influences and provides insight for ways to UNPLUG from them.  It was during this time that Coach Josh also launched UNPLUGGED’s YouTube channel with over 400 life coaching videos ranging in topics from Overcoming Substance Abuse, Coping with Insecurity, and cultivating healthy relationships. These videos enabled UNPLUGGED to reach an international audience. Subscribers were diverse in age, gender, racial/ethnic background and socio­economic status. On October 30, 2010, Coach Josh launched UNPLUGGED locally in the city of Charlotte.

Since 2010, UNPLUGGED has hosted over 270 coaching events, produced over 400 YouTube videos watched in over 100 countries, provided solutions to over 250 unanswered questions, mentored 70 students at Briarwood Elemenary and hosted four benefit events/ concerts - 2 in the heart of Charlotte one on the Campus of UNC Charlotte and one this past November. By Gods grace we will do even more. 

 
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coach

Coach Josh is a certified Life Coach and Licensed Minister that lives to help build people, relationships and communities. His heart is to help people to discover their purpose and to help them stay connected to their eternal source who is God! 

Since starting UNPLUGGED in 2008, Coach Josh has released 5 books entitled UNPLUGGED, World War M3 (Me), The Purpose of Singleness, The Purpose of Freedom and Dating Prep, has hosted over 300 events/ workshops, created two card games entitled Memory Muscle and Dating Prep, produced over 1000 YouTube videos (watched in over 100 countries), answered 290 questions, and has started a mentoring program entitled Propel which has impacted over 70 students at Brairwood Elementary and this is just the beginning. 

His heart is to continue to produce resources and tools that will help people become self-sufficient in the sufficiency of Christ! 


 
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first sundays

UNPLUGGED presents First Sundays -  a Monthly Regional Fellowship for those looking to build people, relationships and communities. Our goal is to be a resource to the local church and to our local community by providing resources, aid and fellowship. Our monthly events will comprise of coaching, community outreaches and the creative arts and will also provide resources and tools to help you deepen your devotion to God and build your faith throughout the month!

Our first event is August 5th live at Project 658. This event is free all we ask for you to bring is a nonperishable item or care goods products to help us support local initiatives.

Contact us below if you would like to learn more about how your church, college or community event can partner with us. We would love to help you build your youth or young adult groups or to just simply connect with you guys and help our regions UNPLUG!

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mid month

Each month Coach Josh will be hosting a hands on workshop geared to helping individuals create the resources they need to establish a solid walk with God. Coach's goal is for people to be fundamentally sound and well able to function with God at a high level. Seating for these events will be limited due to its hands on nature. If you would like to learn more click the button below.