“Since the fifth grade I have been a part of Kidz2Leaders and Camp Hope taking all opportunities the programs have offered me. Since graduating Camp Hope’s Leadership Training Academy I have gotten the opportunity to become an intern at Ernst and Young and Jackson Healthcare while receiving the Elgar Scholarship. I even have served two years on Camp Hope’s Summer Staff and many other years I gave back as a counselor and cabin leader. Since starting my own graphic design business at 16 I have graduated high school, attended Georgia State University and have successfully entered into the BFA graphic design program (which only 20 out of 60 students were accepted into). All along my pathway Kidz2Leaders and Camp Hope has been there to help me realize my full potential. Though I may not have had a father growing up I found instead a loving supportive family that truly provides me with all the resources I could possibly ask for. Everything from my first laptop to a trip to New York to just the professional skills I have learned, I couldn’t possibly come up with the words to say how grateful I am to everyone that supports Kidz2Leaders and Camp Hope. I am forever prideful that they helped make me not another statistic but a leader and successful young man. In the future I would like to explore ways in how to apply my skills to help the kids who were just like me.