Mr. Darrian Jackson
Before coming to Hope Inspired Ministries, I was really struggling in some areas of my life. In the past I have “worked” but I have also made some big mistakes because the type of work I did involved drugs. I have always struggled with drugs and chics. And because of weaknesses I have not been able to get a good job in the last couple of years. Sometimes my “work” even led to me being incarcerated.
I have been here for 13 weeks and I have learned some awesome things. For example; I have learned what it means to have a good work ethic. I have learned ways to become a person with a better attitude towards others. And most importantly I now know I want to be a better person. I have also learned to set goals for myself.
My goals are to keep a steady job and to become a better man for my family. I want to be able to someday save up enough money to buy my own home. AND, I will continue to build a better relationship with God.
I would very much like to be a motivational speaker to young people. I would be happy if I were able to even help one youngster not make the mistakes I have made.
Tonight, I would like to thank the staff of Hope Inspired Ministries, my mentor, Mr. Eric Williams, Mr. John Pig, and my classmates for hanging in there with me. I would also like to thank my family, especially my mother, Annie Jackson, and my fiancé, Shonica Winston.
I also want to thank the people at Partners Reality for my internship. I am now working full time with them.
I will continue to do a great job for them.
Thank you and Good night.