Updated: Sep 20, 2022
Sometimes, I get to sitting back on my couch and really reflecting on my "Why?". Why do I do what I do? What motivates me to plan these youth activities, be a mentor? What's even motivating me to write this blog? The best answer I could come up with isn't one that's super pretty, or profound (maybe it is to some people), but it's 'purpose'". The reason I get up every day thinking about my next event is because it's my purpose.
It's pretty simple...We are all the sum total of our life experiences. Meaning, if you add up all the things that happened to you in your life, you get...well, you!
I, myself, and the sum total of some amazing experiences that shaped the man I am today, The same is true about you, your child(ren) and everyone you come across. We are the sum total of our experiences, both good and bad.
When I was younger, my parents made some pretty hefty sacrifices to send me to a private Christian school so I could have those experiences I talked about. Growing up in southwest Philadelphia, there weren't many activities being offered so I had to get those experiences through education. When I do sit and reflect, I often think, "what if I never got that education? What if my parents never made those sacrifices? Where would I be?"
I'm grateful for the sacrifices my parents made for me because those experiences provided me a lot of opportunities in my life and have inspired me to provide the same opportunities for other young people.
So many young people are just one experience away from changing the trajectory of their lives forever. I created to FOCUS Youth Network to be the bridge between education, what kids learn on a daily basis, and opportunity, what they want to do with their lives. For just a over $1 a day, young people can enjoy a variety of extraordinary experiences that will produce extraordinary individuals.
We want every family to have access to life-changing programming for their child. To learn more about the FOCUS Youth Network, visit our website at www.focusyouthnetwork.org or even better, join us for our OPEN HOUSE on Saturday, September 24th, 2022, from 1pm-4pm. The information is below. We will see you there, and don't forget to FOCUS, because "Finding Ourselves Creates Unlimited Success".