“My mission is to speak truth to those in power and to give power to the truth. I do this by sharing my personal experiences of both trials and triumphs throughout my life. Growing up, I had a unique upbringing in both a marginalized community in Toronto and underdeveloped suburban towns in West Africa. Despite the stark differences between these places, I witnessed a shared experience of abject poverty and racism. As a result of internalizing these negative messages, I struggled with thoughts of inadequacy, which eventually led to low self-esteem and negative coping mechanisms. Rather than seeking help or guidance for fear of criticism, I found myself overindulging in instant gratification, leaving me feeling empty and without purpose. Feeling empty inside, I lost the energy and will to live until the gift of a beautiful “mistake” of mine ended up saving my life. This led me on a journey of self-discovery, personal development, and self-empowerment. My story is a testament to the power of resilience and the potential for personal growth. Today, I aspire to inspire the youth to create the life of success they choose to live.”
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We are currently recruiting people who have a passion to contribute to the overall well-being of youth by joining our Board of Directors and/or other volunteer opportunities. The benefits of volunteering include excellent opportunity for involvement in a meaningful experience, the satisfaction of making a difference in the community and with youth, an opportunity to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds, the development of effective decision-making skills and an increased understanding of group dynamics and relationships.