When it comes to personal and professional development, I took the toughest roads possible with the least direction available, so when I finally had the chance to share my experience, exposure and wisdom, I dived in as a coach and mentor. Starting with youngsters at Allapattah Middle School in Liberty City (Miami) Florida, I began to see immediate results as the kids began to show promise.
I didn't do it to get any recognition, but was selected as a JM Family African American Achiever in 1997. Today, those kids are adults and the support I got from JM Family has been amazing.
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Loving the kids - shaping hte future - with Coach Duece and Team Blaze wave at North Miami High School
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