옥상 폭로: South Side Chicago의 성공 사례는 다른 사람들을 더 나은 길로 인도하기 위해 다시 돌아왔습니다.

Brian Alexander는 그 규칙의 예외입니다.. 이제 쉬운 미소와 상냥한 성격의 키 큰 남자, 그는 이 거리를 걷는 많은 아이들 중 하나였습니다.. He found success in the larger world and returned to his old neighborhood to show the new generation pathways to success.

On the 48th night of his 100-낮 옥상 철야 to build a community center designed to transform lives, Brooks reunited with his old mentee for a chat by the campfire.

“[You have] actually been my pastor since I was about 12 or so years old when New Beginnings Church was still inside of a school auditorium,” Alexander said, referring to the pastor’s church, which is also home to Project H.O.O.D. “So I spent some of my very, very formative years here growing up in the church.

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When he came of age, Alexander left the South Side for Howard University in 워싱턴, D.C. 그곳에, he studied political science, went on to get his law degree and went to work for the federal government. After several years, he found the job unfulfilling.

Once COVID hit, I had the chance to really kind of sit down and evaluate my life,” 알렉산더, 35, 말했다. “Being in D.C., you really think that machine needs you to run and everyone thinks so much of themselves. But I really began to realize that my heart was really very much empty because I wasn’t able to give back in the way I want to.

You decided to come back and work in the hood,” Brooks said. “Why is that so important?”

Because exposure is really everything, 남자,” answered Alexander, who knows intimately that many poor children are not shown what is possible. “I really do believe that you can’t beat what you can’t see. So it was important for me to come back and just be the best version of myself that I can possibly be because I know there are so many young people who are watching.

Alexander never forgot the individuals who were in his life that enabled him to not only believe in himself but also to see that there was more in the world for him. He recently joined Project H.O.O.D. as the director of health and wellness to help the oft-traumatized children achieve the mental and physical well-being that is necessary to achieve in school and beyond. He also joined knowing that, because he walked the path through an impoverished community to success, his words will carry weight with the children he mentors.

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While the pastor knows that this path is not for everyone, he knows that having more Brian Alexanders by his side will only help.

It’s gonna take people who have achieved educationally, professionally, to make a conscious decision to say, ‘You know what? The hood needs me,’” 목사님이 말했다.

It is through the selflessness of men like Brian Alexander that the next generation benefits.

Fox News가 매일 새로운 소식으로 Corey Brooks 목사를 확인하는 것을 따라 가십시오. 옥상 계시.

자세한 내용은, 방문하시기 바랍니다 프로젝트 H.O.O.D.

Eli Steel은 다큐멘터리 영화 제작자이자 작가입니다.. 그의 최근 영화는 “무엇이 마이클 브라운을 죽였는가?” 트위터: @Hebro_Steele.

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