“Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men.”
Jaden wanted to join Progressive Black Men, Incorporated because he wanted to join a brotherhood of likeminded individuals and improve upon the community. He grew up with 5 siblings, so when Jaden came to UF, he wanted to put himself in a supportive environment where he could grow both as a student and as a person. Jaden felt aligned with the pillars and beliefs of Progressive Black Men, and as a member now, he has completed service opportunities that have not only benefited students at the University of Florida but the outer Gainesville community as well.
About Jaden Edgecombe
Hometown: Cocoa, Florida
Major: Computer Engineering
Graduation Year: 2027
Jaden plays Wide Receiver for the Florida Gators Football Team. He was born in Florida, but Jaden's mom is from the U.S. Virgin Islands. He loves to workout and wants to improve on his cooking skills. In the future, Jaden wants to work as a Software Engineer for NASA or any leading company in the tech industry. Eventually, he wants to create his own startup where he can help minorities learn about and have access to STEM opportunities.
Since his induction, Jaden has participated as a general member in Progressive Black Men, Incorporated.
During his time at the University of Florida, Jaden
has participated in organizations such as NSBE Trailblazers and Leadership Development Institute.