“I love being a part of Soul River. At Soul River, you are able to find yourself, advance and grow your advocacy and leadership skills. You also get to see yourself transform into this leader that gets out of their comfort zone, takes risks, and strives to make positive change everyday. I live by the thought that I may not be a superhero, but I am the seed and the water to germinate plants for our future. In other words, we are the leaders of tomorrow and we must grow our plants (use our voices, unite together, initiate conversation about change), to see our plants blossom in the future.
Whether or not I get to live to see that change occur, I will always be beyond satisfied that I always tried to make a positive impact, was involved, and did as much as I could as the youth leader I am. None of this would be possible without Soul River Inc and to that I am always very thankful towards Chad Brown (Founder & Navy Vet of SRI) for creating this program.