A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to do a write up for my favorite St. Louis-based arts and culture magazine, ALIVE Magazine, on
"We inspire leaders
of tomorrow, today!”
Our mission is to inspire underserved youth and young adults to recognize their inner talents and gain confidence in their ability to shape a positive future for themselves and their community.
We reach out to them at times when they are most vulnerable and offer them support through our personalized services, our access to resources, and our mentorship program. Our intervention allows them to take the first step in breaking through the boundaries that limit their dreams and aspirations.
We envision that our efforts will result in youth and young adults gaining the resolve to walk away from risky situations, refrain from unhealthy patterns of behavior, make better decisions, complete their education, and develop an inner compass by which they can shape their lives in a positive direction. We also envision that their communities will experience an evolving renaissance due to the leadership roles that these youth will assume as they transition to adulthood.
It’s not possible to write five words about the South Bronx without mentioning hip hop, given that is its birthplace. But recently, The American Prospect managed about