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My Goal is to Help Young Men Go After Their Dreams!

 

Our youth is our future.   These words lay heavy on my heart because, our young men today do not have the tools or knowledge to empower them to be good men.    Thus, we have a high level of young men between the ages of 15 to 25 who are incarcerated.   I firmly believe mentoring and coaching these young men by encouraging them to do better with entrepreneurship, we will cut back on this level of incarceration.

These young men do not have the proper guidance or support system.   They are too busy trying to impress their peers instead of bettering themselves and their families.

I’m Keith Edmonds

and I’m the founder of

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My Story

I was fortunate to be raised in a great environment.   My Mom, who was both mom and dad, along with my grandparents were great role models.    My Mom worked multiple jobs, which provided the things we needed.    However, we always struggled financially.   I wanted to “help,”   therefore, shortly before my eighteenth birthday, I made some terrible mistakes.    I committed major crimes including credit card, check fraud, and uttering & forgery.  This added up to several counts of possible felonies.   I was only trying to “help” my family, but rather caused my family great heartache.

I WAS FACING 25 YEARS TO LIFE IN PRISON AND MAJOR RESTITUTION TO PAY BACK

My day in court was devastating because I never thought in a million years I would be sitting in front of a judge with the possibility of losing my freedom.

Before the judge made his final decision, he asked, “What future plans I had for myself.”   I told the judge,  “I wanted to major in Criminal Justice.”   Yes, I know what you are thinking.  “Really?”   I continued, “I want to specialize in Juvenile Delinquency.”   The Judge saw my passion, and my remorse for what I had done and how I wanted to fix it.

Shockingly, the judge dropped all charges, and everything was expunged from my record.

Consequently, that day changed me forever.   I now have a degree in Criminal Justice from Virginia State University specializing in Juvenile Delinquency.

Hopefully, my story lets you understand, I’ve been there, too.

MY GOAL IS TO BE A ROLE MODEL AND SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR YOUNG MEN

WHO HAVE MISSED OUT WITH GOOD LEADERSHIP IN THEIR LIVES

Today’s children see our struggles and want to help, however they go about it wrong, just like I did.  There is a positive way to make money, and leave a prideful legacy for their families.

Remember, our youth is our future.  The Bible says, “Write the vision, and make it plain.” Habakkuk 2:2.  I want to help our young men by helping them go after their dreams, giving them the support they need.

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