People who aspire to make it out the “Hood” not only keep a strong mind frame in the Lord, yet also in their long term and or short term aspirations. Having a strong foundation not only enables one to strive for the best no matter how high the stakes are but help others who want to achieve the same dream. It is critical for people of color who are business owners to give back to their communities and help those who are in desperate need of resources. Resources can range from literacy programs to even mentoring sessions for the youth. If the saying, “Its takes a village to raise a child” is correct, let us continue to reach out to people who really need the hand. Giving back to our community is so essential for survival in our day and time. With all that is going on in our Black neighborhoods, sticking together and keeping our faith in the Lord is the only way to make it daily.
Take Stevie Baggs Jr. for example. Not only is he known for being a successful NFL player, actor, model, business man, father, philanthropist, motivational speaker and a Brand Ambassador for Young Living Essential Oils, he still makes time for the little things in life; helping the youth furnish a brighter future. His organization CETA, which stands for Creating Empowerment Through Autonomy is built on the everlasting mission to connect people to a better way of existence by use of health and wellness tools and resources. The CETA Foundation has been the backbone to many at risk communities for over 12 years. With the help of Stevie, children are able to attend after school programs, enroll in Pro football camp and their parents can take advantage of the edification that is available for politics and finances. This will inevitable maximize their way of life. When you know better, doing better always seems to follow behind.
Charity begins at home and its spread abroad. Continue to strive for the best and assist those who are in need.