I know what it is like not to have a father in my life, like the typical Jamaican home I grew up without a father and life was rather cruel and unforgiving to me. With all of what I went through I vowed to never become a statistic in the country and to spend my life teaching other young men to fight against the status quo. So much so I enrolled in college and did a double degree in theology and guidance and counselling.
While in school I was told of an organization that shared in my dreams and passions of bettering the lives of young men and giving them a meaningful shot at life. I was there at the first recruitment meeting at the Mico University College. One of the best things that happened to me while being at BACK2LIFE was being paired with my own mentee.
I have been mentoring for quite some time now but doing it as a member of BACK2LIFE gives a new dimension to things. I actually feel as if I'm making a difference in the life of a youngster. I'm filled with excitement, purpose, and a burning desire to listen, share and encourage my mentee. The highlight of my Saturday is going to Rio Cobre. Man, I so wish this was like my actual job. This is what I want to spend my life doing; training and building my nation’s future leaders.
All in all, my experience at BACK2LIFE is priceless.
Community engagement is an undeniably critical part of ensuring that Back2Life Foundation continues to succeed. Whether you’re a public official, teacher, doctor, lawyer or business man, we need your help and involvement.