Well it has officially been just about ten years since I have graduated from Northeast Christian Academy, and it is almost hard to believe. However, as I begin to recollect the times and influences that NECA gave me I have concluded that, from the individual teachers in each one of my classes following all the way up to my school Principal, Mr. Coffman, they all have had a part in shaping me in who I am today.
I currently reside in Dallas, TX, and in pursuit of many things. I have been working with a non-profit faith based organization (H.I.S. Bridgebuilders) for the past five years mentoring, tutoring, and building relationships with families in a urban community and the government housing projects. Also, I have been working closely with Habitat for Humanity, Dallas ISD, Dallas Housing Authority, and many others. I am in the process of becoming the Art Director for another faith based urban teen center (Mercy Street Dallas), and working side by side with Colored Me Empowered.
You see, it was the interaction and relationships that cultivated my life, personal, and professional skills offered by NECA’s platform to prepare me for the life that God now has lead me in and that I am pursuing. I am still in the process of finishing my BFA in photography and photojournalism. I have been in a few art shows and have sold several of my original pieces and photographs here in Dallas, as well as, have had the opportunity to work with some renowned artists, photographers, businessmen, and businesses that are leading up to something great in my career of Urban Teen outreach and Global teen outreach while capturing the stories with my camera on my hip.
I am convinced that any parents or individuals who are seeking the possibility of attending Northeast Christian Academy, could not do any ill if they so choose to delve into the opportunity in becoming a part of this great institution, that strives and asks, those partnered with them, to also strive for life excellence.
It is because of their life principles and their unwavering persistence for each student to present their best, do their best, and be the best at whatever they dedicate themselves to achieve. Because of God’s grace and Northeast Christian Academy’s obedience to the call – I am who, where, and why I am today.