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My mother, Mavis Jackson, is one of the counselors there. I was deeply humbled to have the opportunity to speak to the residents of the center who are fighting to overcome their addictions.
My mother introduced me–at times coming to tears. I spoke to two separate groups for one hour each. The audience included all races and spoke straight from the heart.
I have been invited back by the center’s directors to speak every week and I have also become a mentor to a 19-year-old who personally asked me to do so after I finished my second talk.
I will never forget Jan. 20, 2009. Not only because I witnessed Obama but because I had the opportunity to be inspired by those who want to better themselves.
Let’s Be The Change.