Last week I brought to you Jonathan’s story, seeing two of his brothers get shot. This week I bring to you Jonathan’s Vision and motivation about dealing with emotional trauma, balancing emotions and mind and tips on starting a non-profit organization.
What we discussed:
What’s next for Jonathan Spikes? 2:53
Can fully balance our emotions and our mind after trauma 5:57
Can loneliness lead to losing control of your mind? 8:57
Why should we have faith? 11:12
Writing your vision down 13:23
How a dream during sleep led to the Affirming Youth Foundation 14:47
Things to know when starting a non profit organization 15:50
Connecting and Supporting the Affirming Youth Foundation
Closing Remarks 20:2
South Florida native son, Jonathan Spikes is a cancer survivor, multi-talented author, and founder of Affirming YOUth. Reared in Liberty City, Scott Housing Projects in Miami, Florida for most of his life, Jonathan has had the opportunity to experience many things both positive and challenging which has helped him to define his own way and chart his own course.
A graduate of Broward College and Nova Southeastern University, Early in his professional career Jonathan mentored and counseled at-risk students at Horace Mann Middle School and Golden Glades Elementary in Miami-Dade County as a way to give back to his community. This ignited his lifelong dream of helping youth realize that in spite of any situation, “You can do and be anything that you put your mind too.”