October 7th, 2015 | Uncategorized
This weekend was a tough weekend for me as I found out one of the youth who I watched grow up in my community lost his life to gun violence. I am praying for his family and my community. I think about my opportunity here with the Sports Changes Life foundation and how fortunate I am with everything that is taking place in my community right now. I am really focused on inspiring change in the lives of the youth here in Ireland while I learn new ways to change the lives of the youth growing up within my community at home. I know how much my community is in need of educational and financial resources to combat the violence and drug addiction that plagues the community.
Knowing that you survived the negatives of your community leaves a feeling of survivor’s guilt. It really is painful to hear about what is happening back home but I know that I have to focus on bettering myself at this moment so that I will be able to make a significant change within my city and community. I believe the Sports Changes Life foundation will equip me with the skills I need to positively impact my community and the entire city of Washington DC. I aspire to create change and offer opportunity to the disadvantaged youth who can’t see past what is happening around them and feel hopeless without opportunity. Pray for my city and community. “To God Be The Glory”