So, the great question of why always comes to the mind of many of "why did I decide to go on this journey? or What made me realize that this is the direction I wanted to pursue?" To be honest, I had accomplished so much in my life that I felt like I wanted to create something that would help make a statement, not to mention a way to help sponsor some of the community events that come to mind or even set up a scholarship fund for today's youth. I guess it all started, because of passion.
My passion for the youth and seeing how we as humans develop over time and going through different situations and circumstances. In my late teens, I helped form a youth group and by my mid-20's I was ordained as a youth pastor, in which I ran a lot of youth programs. After a few years I stepped away from the titles and felt like I had bigger missions without limits set before me. It was a tough set of years and been through the ringer a few times, but my love for building people up and guiding the youth still stood. My passion for changing our communities and the world one person at a time was still a strong force. Everything from racial tension, police brutality, LGBT, gun violence, troubled youth, etc., all still need attention.
Some people have it better than others, but it definitely isn't a reason to settle for what life has handed us. No matter what age, we all can use a helping hand. Sadly, I feel like we need to push positive vibes out to the world more. I pride myself on being a positive individual and I have a heart for people, especially dreamers or the ones people counted out. That's where "The BLOC Academy" comes in. I was forever spreading good vibes and posts on social media, hoping just to impact someones day in a positive way. Hoping that the post submitted for the day was a word they needed to hear as confirmation or even that extra push they needed to get through the week. So, here I am taking it to another level.