Kevin Carter – Out of the Struggle to Help Troubled Students

This will be a live event on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 9:15 pm. Join us and Be The Change!

Hardship

Kevin Bryant Carter is 26 years old from York, PA, but he was raised in juvenile detention centers. In 2003, he moved to the Lehigh Valley and began his freshman year at Catasauqua High School, his first experience in public schools. Before coming to the Lehigh Valley, he endured a troubled childhood. He was kicked out of the York city School District. His life was a terrible experience, but, according to Kevin, made him who he is today. His past made him realize that if it wasn’t for the pain, the not knowing where he was going to be on certain nights, and what kind of family he would be staying with over the holidays, he wouldn’t be who he is today. His hardships made him who he is as a man, a black man, and changed how people look at him. An employee at one of the detention centers once gave Kevin some advice that still rings true to him today: “No one owes you anything. If you want something, you have to earn it. Nothing is given to you. The road ahead will get worse but it’s on you to make a change and change the outcome.”

The Event: Helping Others

In this Changecast, Joel and Dennis will hold a discussion with Kevin about the challenges he faced growing up, and how he now uses his experiences to help troubled students. The event is scheduled for Thursday, November 20, 2014 and will begin at 9:15 pm. It will be live via Google Hangouts HERE, and can be viewed on YouTube HERE, but can be viewed at the top of this post as well for those without Google or YouTube accounts. All are invited to listen to and watch the show, and to comment throughout. Upon the completion of the show, this event will be available via the Service of Change App for mobile devices, iTunes, and RSS. Listeners will also be able to stream, download, or watch the video above.