I speak to at-risk/underprivileged teens about how to survive life in "The Hood" without being incarcerated or being deterred by the many distractions that they face on a daily basis. Being a fatherless male that grew up in a poverty stricken, gang, crime, and drug infested community that was a victim of abuse, neglect, and abandonment, I know all too well what it takes to be a success. Although all four of my fatherless brothers were incarcerated in juvenile, jail, and prison systems, I made it out of that environment with the help of God never being incarcerated, graduating HS as an honor graduate, and receiving my Bachelors Degree. I then became a CPS Investigator and Speaker. God!!
Price Range: Donations based on your assessment after I speak
Gig Length: 30 - 60 minutes
What to Expect
You can expect normally hard to reach, underprivileged teens to be totally engaged in my message and more importantly to take action in the steps provided when the message is over.
University of Texas at Arlington
Bachelor of Arts degree
Texas Juvenile Justice Department - 480 Hrs of Training
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services - 1000 hours of training
Typical life in "the hood" has had really devastating effects on Darrin's family and personal life. From all four of his brothers experiencing life in juvenile, jail, and prison systems, with sentences ranging from seven to forty years to his mother dying while trying to right all her wrongs of abuse and neglect she inflicted upon him and his brothers as adolescents. Although these environments are prevalent and the results typical, Darrin was able to navigate these murky waters, never experiencing incarceration, graduating high school with honors, receiving a bachelor's degree from UT Arlington, and becoming a contributing member of society as a leading youth motivational speaker, mentor, and author. He has also helped many youth and families as a Child Protective Services Investigator, and Texas Juvenile Justice Department Case Manager. In This book, teens will learn how to live in at-risk environments and become leaders while avoiding death, incarceration, and the negative distractions of life!
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Influences & Inspiration
TD Jakes, Les Brown, John Maxwell, Tony Robbins
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