OFFICER NEEDS ASSISTANCE
Hello Los Angelinos. I am Senior Lead officer Deon Joseph, of the Los Angeles Police Central Community Police Station. As many people know, I have been engaged in a mentor program for at risk youths for the past two years called the “Just like U” program. The program is designed to encourage and uplift teenagers who have the highest potential to fall into the trappings of the criminal lifestyle via talking to them about numerous topics that directly affect them. The core facet of this endeavor is the mentor aspect, which consists of me bringing in professional people who have life paths that mirrored the lives of these children, yet in spite of their surroundings, they rose up from the ashes and became a success in their chosen professions. These children desperately need to see that someone who looks “just like them” can be a success regardless of their upbringing, and environment, and need them to show them how it happened, and make them believe that anything is possible if they just put for the effort, and stay the course of bettering themselves.
I am looking for passionate African American and Latino speakers, in various professions (i.e. doctors, lawyers, athletes, scholars, activists, radio or T.V. personalities). It does not matter what you do for a living, as long as your have been successful at it and have a story that can identify with these youths. The only thing I need from you is 15 to 30 minutes of your time to share your story, so that we can plant a seed in these young minds that will encourage them to think beyond their current circumstance. These kids desperately need to know that we value their lives, and want them to live long and productively.
If you are interested in being a part of this program, please call me at (213) 793-0740, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, so I can add you the pool of speakers.