Young People Share Their Dreams at the YP Insight Forum

Passion and goals; something inside of you that you want to fulfill; something you hope to be; an imaginary milestone. These were some of the terms used to describe dreams, the focus point of the Young People Insight forum on May 17th. It only seemed right for us to start by sharing our dreams, which included: … Continue reading Young People Share Their Dreams at the YP Insight Forum

Embracing His Calling: Reece’s Story

When I asked Reece Thompson if he had always wanted to be an artist, his response was, "I had no choice.  I tried to get away but my hand is attracted to paintbrushes like banks to cheques and teenagers to phones." I met Reece, 24, the straightforward young man who has a beautiful way with … Continue reading Embracing His Calling: Reece’s Story

Matthew Don continues to make moves to pursue his dream

Last year, 21-year-old Croydon native, Matthew Don, was preparing to play college basketball at Cameron University in the United States.  Now, he is preparing to play professional basketball in Spain, making yet another move on the journey to make his dreams come true. Matthew played the position of Power Forward/Center during his year at Cameron … Continue reading Matthew Don continues to make moves to pursue his dream

The Inspirational Legacy of Lauren Hill

Today I watched the tribute to college basketball player, Lauren Hill, from the 2015 ESPY Awards, and it was beautiful.  I cried as I was reminded of the amazing courage this young woman showed in the face of adversity and how she made a big difference in the world in such a short space of … Continue reading The Inspirational Legacy of Lauren Hill

Making the move to pursue his dream: Matthew’s Story

With the USA College Basketball Season set to tip-off this week, there is no better time to shine the spotlight on a talented young man who is pursuing his dream of playing in the NBA. Matthew Don is a 21-year-old London native, who grew up in Croydon.  Growing up in Croydon was a "fun" experience … Continue reading Making the move to pursue his dream: Matthew’s Story

The Matter of Chasing Dreams

There is a matter that has been bothering me for a long time and I feel that it is often skated over.  I do not understand why young people are not encouraged to pursue their dreams, but they are rather steered towards settling for what is considered easy or just in their reach. This is … Continue reading The Matter of Chasing Dreams