It’s Summer Time

Summertime is defined as a period of fruition (a state of bearing fruit), fulfillment, happiness, and beauty. Being in education, I get the opportunity to witness the excitement on the faces of students and teachers in anticipation of summer. It’s a time to finally get out of the building, go on vacation, get to the aquatic […]

Trust & Believe: It’s Not a Bad Thing

So I was driving this morning and “Not a Bad Thing” by Justin Timberlake came on the radio. Can’t lie, I definitely had to crank up the sound because #ThatIsMyJam. I’ve heard it a few times already but this morning was different. Not sure if it was the warm sun shining on my face or […]

A Letter to HYPE

Dear HYPE, I just want to talk to you a little about why I’m here and I hope I speak for the other youth workers as well. HYPE. H.Y.P.E. Helping youth pursue excellence. Our desire is to help you, even though I often find myself being helped by you in one way or another. Then […]


Swag-Appearance, style, or the way one presents him- or herself. Swag is made up of your overall confidence, style, and demeanor. Swag can also be expanded to be the reputation of your overall swagger. This term reminds me of what the Apostle Paul said to Timothy in 1 Timothy 4:12: “Let no one despise your […]