As a youth growing up in San Bernardino and working through the challenges of being interracial in a non accepting environment, I quickly became susceptible to the gang lifestyle which had me in and out of institutions. But through the intervention of God I received my son and that single act put me on the right path to assist youth from falling into the same dilemma I fell victim to during my early years. I finally had the desire to change, to become a positive aspect of my son’s development. This led me to develop a youth boxing program that has now become a major component of our programming.
My son, whose birth set me on a new path in life, who was
part of the 2008 Olympic Team and a 4 time National Boxing Champion along with my 3 other children, two daughters and a son, who are my inspiration and motivation in life have made me a better man and role model for others.