Tell me a little bit about yourself.
I’m from Northwest Washington, D.C. I’m a youth advocate, and I do music professionally. The music I do is R&B-pop, but I call it “gangster blues,” because when I speak my music, I speak my truth. And when I tell my story, I feel like it’s a very sad story, but there’s also a lot of positivity in it. I also enjoy boxing, training, and family time. I have a 2-year-old daughter, so I’m very hands-on with her life.
What brought you to the Pivot Program?
I participated in the Georgetown Prison Scholars Program in the D.C. Jail. When I first signed up, I didn’t understand the significance of it. But during my time there taking those classes, the experience was so powerful and opened my mind up to a different perspective on life. They integrated Georgetown students with us, so one of the biggest things that I learned from that diversity is how to deal with somebody who was as smart as I am, but from a totally different background. After graduating from the Prison Scholars Program and coming home, I wanted to be a part of this program, because I knew what it had to offer.
What are you hoping to gain from this program?
Punctuality, professionalism, and the ability to really zero in on the work I do. I want to develop a more business-oriented mindset and learn financial literacy. I’m looking to just learn all these things, and add all this stuff to my arsenal, and in different walks of life, be able to apply what I’ve learned.