I want to salute Pooch Hall (The Game) for getting extremely personal to encourage students to stay on the right track. Pooch along with Lance Gross (House of Payne) and Jackie Long (ATL), hosted a celebrity panel for The “Achieve One” Youth Empowerment Summit during the annual Southern University and Grambling State University Bayou Classic Weekend.
Pooch shared a very personal episode in his life and had this to say: “Not too many people know this, but I had a run in with the law years and years ago where I was jailed for four months. I was in the wrong place at the wrong time and with the wrong people. It’s important that you have good influences and surround yourself around good people because not everyone gets a second chance like I did.”
Lance Gross went on to say: “One of the biggest struggles I faced growing up was being a shy kid. I had to learn to overcome this and although I’m still a shy guy I haven’t let it hold me back from opportunities.”
Jackie Long added: “It’s important that you write down your goals and dreams whatever they may be, said Long. Then once you do that you start knocking them off one by one and if you get delayed don’t give up. Keep going.”
I am sure it is hard to bring your past back to play but unselfishly doing so to help someone else is “Priceless”. To Pooch, Lance and Jackie, I Salute you on “Expanding your Circle of Care”!
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