November 15, 2012
Pin Points is one of the most diversely community serving organizations that I have ever participated in. Pin Points has been around since I was 8 years old and I've been watching my Dad not only actively manage and participate in an array of community initiatives, but I've also seen him support those who have worked with him as they go out to change the world in their own way. It's like watching the Pin Points family tree grow, year after year, branch after branch. I've had the privilege of being a part of Pin Point's partnership with the Kiamsha Youth Empowerment Organization (which I later joined and am eternally grateful for having been a part of.) I was blessed to help Dad run the My Way summer youth program at Anacostia High School in Southeast DC. I was also able to see the amazing work that PinPoints was doing in its mentoring program (tutoring, theatre training, job training, martial arts. . . the works!!!) Growing up, I was able to see "edu-tainment" at its best in plays like 1,001 Black Inventions, the Meeting, and Hooked on Love as Pin Points travelled around the country to schools and colleges, educating young minds on the intellectual contributions of African Americans. Yet, still he always had time to take care of family, and the people that he worked with, which I see plenty of at our family events, because that's how people are treated at Pin Points and in everything that Pin Points. I'm sure he doesn't want me bragging about him, but I'm really not. I'm just sharing what I've seen him do, and what he's empowered others to do. Oh, and did I mention, that's just the stuff I've seen? I can only begin to list everything that Pin Points has been a part of or initiated over the years, but I know that my time with Kiamsha (via Pin Points) led me to go on to start my own youth empowerment organization, that's still running strong. Thanks Pin Points for the contributions! KEEP CHANGING THE WORLD!!!!
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