Tailor-made for Impact purpose is to give people, who have experience various challenges the tools to go into the community to impart to other community members the basic skills needed to develop. Over vision is to place people, who have faced some of the same hardships and challenges back into the community as authentic, believable resources to impact and develop a future generation.
As a 16-year-old, who grew up in sometimes-tumultuous situations, I found it near impossible to identify with people who were sheltered. My pride in my ability to survive was also a protective mechanism.
As a consultant, I’ve been able to reach teens in the juvenile system, because I was able to identify with their anger and I respected them as people.