“Maintain yourself and try to strive for greatness. Living around here makes it kind of hard for people. It’s hard to get jobs and stuff like that. Keep that mind frame to keep going and do let it stop you.
It’s been so hard for me to find a job. I have help but I want to do things for myself. I have keep reminding myself that I’m going to make it. People are going to know my name, one day. Right now, I just want to get me a job and get into college. I trying to go to college for two years and get my associate’s degree. I want to be an IT Technician. That’s what I want to do. I just want greatness for myself. My time is now, so that’s what I have to be on.
My father’s my biggest influence, man. He just keeps me going and motivated. He’s always keeping that pressure on me and tells me to not stop. He reminds me that this isn’t the end but the beginning. I’m glad to have him around.” D’Montae, pictured with Trey in Shawnee