"It took me my twenties to realize the only thing that was stopping me was belief in myself.
I never knew my calling was a Jamaican inner-city by a garbage dump, until fourteen years later.
I am just beginning to embark on an exciting new endeavor in the non-profit world. Yet, my heart knew this was my true path fourteen years ago. I was sixteen years old, it was summer break and I was volunteering in Jamaica’s capital city, Kingston. I spent that summer in an inner-city community called Riverton. Riverton is one of Jamaica’s most impoverished communities; built up along the edges of the Kingston landfill. I saw children, just younger than me, not having the opportunities that I took for grated. And it greatly impacted me. I traveled down to Jamaica two more times and raised around $10,000 in my youth..."
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