Video of Ex-Juvenile Pouring Out His SOuL
Our SOuL Project culminated in a series of performances by Battle Creek’s community’s most vulnerable youth. Felipe is one of them. And his story has the power to transform the lives of others.
There isn’t much that we can say that this video doesn’t speak for itself. But we can tell you that the SOuL Project was a W. K. Kellogg Foundation funded program that is coming back for round two this fall. And the young man in this video will be hired on as one of our SOuL Project Ambassadors.
Hi, I graduated from high school at Kalamazoo Central 3 years ago…I just wanted to let you know that lately, whenever I need something empowering, I listen to your words. Since graduating I’ve moved to New York and I’ve been sharing your words and stories here and you’ve got many fans here now. I hope you’re both doing well, and I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate you.-
…I was at Lakeside Academy and attended the classes that were put on by Speak It Forward. I loved and appreciated what you did for me and my fellow peers. It has been almost a year and a half since I left and I’m doing much better now. The things you taught me I still use to this day. Thank you.-
I still wear my shirt from your first performance downtown Kalamazoo. Circa 2006 or so… You guys are the TRUTH!!!-