Who is God to a kid who's been through all this? What makes someone get involved in gangs? How can our schools and communities be more helpful for kids in tough situations?
"Keep your head strong lil' bro. You just gotta remain positive through it all, cause a lot of people gonna come and go. You gonna feel pain a lot, so don't let it affect your decisions."
*Listening to Maurice (Part 1) is recommended before listening to this episode!
Insightful. Resilient. Matter of fact. "I don't wanna be another statistic." His story of what growing up as a young black male in Holland, as school, police, family and friends have made it difficult to thrive.
This episode was recorded just before the #BlackLivesMatter protests of 2020, so it's not a response to it, but it certainly adds to the conversation in a healthy way. His personal story might be a refreshing break from the media, while also teaching us from his lived experience.
The debut season is here! The heroic stories of West Michigan's youth that often go unheard. Enduring tragedy, mistakes, court systems, and family problems, the youth who have often been labeled as "problems" show us there's much more than meets the eye. Get out of your bubble and subscribe today!