☆Help Spread Hope In The Hearts Of Troubled Youth☆

In 2015 my whole world fell into pieces.  I lost my career my uncle and my papa passed away and not knowing how to cope with death very well I lost my mind and lost my house my car and my family what seemed likely overnight. Before I knew it I was homeless and on the street fighting for my life. I spent 5 years on the street. It was a dark time in my life. Struggling just to put food in my belly or a roof over my head. Oppressed and depressed o fell deep into addiction. In my head it was the only thing that took the pain of reality away. In and out of jail and lost. But no matter how bad it got I knew in my heart that God had great plans for me. I just need to trust in his guidance. And I did.. i payed very close attention to the lessons he was teaching me and the things that are happening in out society that so many people are blind to or they are just to afraid to acknowledge or try to help.
One thing that bothered me the most.. I couldn't believe the amount of our youth that are put into the life of drugs crime homelessness. Most of them grew up knowing how to weigh hard drugs or about the sex trafficking as if they learned it from the Disney channel or what not. It was thier "normal" and it was so sad. I seen kids ages 16 or 17 looking for heroine or math amphetamine to inject into thier bodies... I was stunned and sickened. And that's when I knew god wanted me to help our troubled youth. 
I fought tooth and nail to find my way out of the street and out of my addiction. I went to stout street foundation, a 2 year behavioral modification community, and found the tools I needed to get clean and to get my life back on track. I have been blessed ever since. I didn't only get a 9 to 5 I got my career back and my success has been stronger than ever. I work in the body modification industry. At Living Art Tattoo LLC. I have great plans for the future of helping troubled youth but I know it wont happen over night so I must start small and work toward the greater good. I want to start by showing kids that with passion hard work and ambition you can do and become anything you want. Even if you have nothing to begin with. I am working on a website/magazine that revolves itself around people that have struggled with addiction homelessness and life of crime but have found a way out by making the right choices even if it wasn't the "cool" thing to do. Kids these days are attracted to tattoos piercings cars and thugs. Media has fed them this interest. My magazine will feature real people that will give testimonials on how they became a respectable person in the community even after being the opposite. It will model people from all walks of life and show that there is beauty in everyone. I want the message to be strong and give hope back to those who were not given much of a choice at young ages. I hope to start a mentor program and eventually a safe place of recreation. But not one of the norm. For example a place where kids can learn trades from thier mentors like cosmetics and mechanics all kinds of things that could lead to careers. And one that will help them reach goals and reward them for the right reasons. 
I hope to begin this project soon.. before Christmas. And I hope there are people out there willing to support my cause. Let's turn this chaos into beautiful calmness and help make our communities a safe place for our next generations to come. Thank you
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