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Why a Bright Start is Needed

Last year one of my older brothers was arrested and held in a Federal prison for drug charges. The entire ordeal is painful to talk about, my mom became depressed and it caused financial trouble. Before all this happened I was working on this project but it was just going to be a way for me to volunteer a couple hours a month giving my tech knowledge to the community. The name Bright Start came about because I thought, If I can give my knowledge to troubled youth then it will change their future giving them a Bright Start. I can’t go back in time and provide my brother these STEAM experiences that would have changed his life but I can help families in the community who might otherwise go through similar struggles.

Be kind friends, as I share my feelings and most personal thoughts with you. My brother is a good person, we share the same blood and also a humongous caring heart that my mother bestowed upon us. I guess im an approachable guy because I once discussed choices and opportunities with a Dallas judge in a sandwich shop. He said “everyone has a choice, I was poor, lived in a trailer home, but then I was able to get educated and now I can afford to put my parents in a nice home." Not everyone has the same choices or opportunities, those are determined by your ethnicity and the area of the city you grow up.

The choices my brother made affected him for the rest of his life and unfortunately the lack of opportunities for him began in high school. Sometimes I would learn from the mistakes my siblings made but only because it caused my parents a lot of pain. I only want to make my parents proud and happy so I’m doing my best to do so by helping others through Bright Start Project. Below is a character letter I needed to write the judge. Take a look if you have even more reading time.