Powerful!

Powerful!

Please take a moment to read Chris Ramirez caption to this picture… POWERFUL!
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It’s quite ironic that as I was reading this, I tried to hide my tears at coffee shops, the break rooms at work, and in my car in between shifts. This one broke me. It reminded me of many details in my life that determined the course of my personality: my actions, choices, and REactions.
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Mr. Jason Wilson, thank you for heeding to the Lord’s call in your life. Despite all of the internal warfare, God gave you the same transformative power as those in the New Testament that heard “rise up and walk” to overcome circumstances and to simply, forgive. To love. To be intentional. To learn and love Truth. In today’s age, my generation of young men (as well as yours), sees this as a form of weakness as you so intricately unravel through your story.
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I can’t tell you how many times I heard the phrases “oh stop being a b*!%#” or “you’re such a p***” for simply saying no, refusing to engage in an act that would result in someone else getting hurt, or showing more emotion than socially acceptable.
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To my young men: I say this with the purest intentions; give up the façade. It’s hurting you, the ones closest to you, & causing you to harbor things the human heart was never meant to hold.
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To my older folk who led us astray: we forgive you. And I say this with the biggest lump in my throat; we still love you. But what you taught us almost destroyed us. I say that not to cause shame, but from a regenerated heart pleading with you to come to terms with your unresolved traumas because what you do or say, MATTERS. It’s life-changing.
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To my women: if any man around you is being too “emotional”, just know that for what ever the reason, the man was driven to an unbelievable low.. please don’t take advantage of him in that state. You play an incredibly significant role. He (we) need you more than ever in those times. Please continue welcoming us with gracious & merciful arms.
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To all of my men who cry like men (I’ve tagged a few): thank you for exuding Christ-like humility in the face of adversity. Although stumbling.

Live & Learn

October 22, 2020

abstinence is still an option!

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Too Many Goals

October 15, 2020

Let’s continue to work together as a community to help our children accomplish their many goals!

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Thank You To All Teachers

October 13, 2020

Thank you to all of the teachers who are doing their best

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Teach Our Boys Persistence and Patience

October 9, 2020

Going for goals at the wrong time can get you knocked out!

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Get it H.Y.P.E. (H.elping Y.oung P.eople E.xcel)

October 8, 2020

This song was written by our Keys 2 Life students at the Matrix Family Services Center in Detroit Michigan

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Thank You For Purchasing The Mask

October 8, 2020

We wanted to take a moment to thank one of our faithful supporters for purchasing 50 custom reusable, layered filtration masks with our logo!

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The Yunion

October 5, 2020

Let’s continue to love each other through our challenges

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Emotional Stability Training

October 1, 2020

I’m so thankful that I’ve studied many martial arts because I am able to maintain social distance, while still empowering the recruits with our Emotional Stability Training.

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First Day of Training

September 18, 2020

This was the first day of training for these high school recruits!

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Exhaust Fans Installed

September 16, 2020

I framed and mounted the exhaust fans today. With two of these in our 2,900 sft training area, we now have enough ventilation to restart classes safely indoors when weather does not permit us to do so outdoors.

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Making custom mounts for the exhaust fans

September 16, 2020

I needed to make custom mounts for the exhaust fans I’m installing tomorrow in our training area.

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Be encouraged to change the way we view progress

September 11, 2020

Our founder Jason Wilson updated this throwback viral video of him helping my beloved son overcome his lack of confidence by inserting a clip of where he is today (end of video).

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Virtual Training Classes Resume

September 9, 2020

Our virtual training classes resume today.

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Thank You To The Kresge Foundation!

September 2, 2020

We are so excited to be a part of the The Kresge Foundation’s KIP:D Round 6 cohort 

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Thank You To Co.Act Detriot!

September 1, 2020

We want to give a huge shoutout to the Co.act Detroit

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Self Esteem

August 21, 2020

When young people have high self-esteem, they tend to have better peer-to-peer relationships, they bounce back from disappointment more quickly, and are more likely to succeed at the tasks they want to accomplish. #EncourageOurYouth #WeLoveDetroitYouth

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