Each year, May is celebrated as Leaders of Tomorrow Month, or often referred to as Young Achievers Month. The month-long observance aims to help children become the best versions of themselves and start to develop aspirations of achieving greatness. The focus for the children is to become focused and independent leaders in both school and within their communities as well.
Connie Bobo, Founder of both New Heights Community Resource Center and Mind Your Mission, knows firsthand what it takes to devote oneself to their community. She serves as both a church and nonprofit consultant, helps guide at-risk youth and offers educational programming for business leaders seeking to upgrade their personal and professional lives as well.
Ms Bobo’s focuses are in nonprofit and humanitarian efforts. She has been guiding the underserved, underrepresented, and underprivileged with purpose for over two decades. Her efforts have proven to bridge the gap between communities and city leaders, while serving all walks of life, and ultimately battling poverty and inequality.
Speaking From Experience
Ms Bobo knows how to help youth and counter the inequalities that need to be addressed within the city because she has lived that life. In fact, she accepted the hand she was dealt and conquered hardships around every corner as she was growing up. Hence why she lives a life of purpose.
Numerous obstacles, hindering injustices, misfortunes, and formidable roadblocks made success look nearly impossible for Connie Bobo. “I knew my purpose out-weighed my pain. My determination to win had to overpower my fears, circumstances, doubts, and all the voices in my ear telling me “With all of your experience and education, I don’t know why you won’t just get a job. Starting a business isn’t for everyone.’”
“In spite of being car-less, sleeping on a cot in my sister’s basement for five years, four repossessions, and a chapter 7 bankruptcy, I still managed to build a $15,000,000 nonprofit, feed over 9,000 children every month for well over a year, assist numerous underprivileged youth with starting a home library, help over 100 minority small business and nonprofit leaders with startup and sustainability plans, and what’s most rewarding and heart-warming- I was able to watch kids who were kindergarteners when they started with me attend their senior proms, earn their high school diplomas, journey off to college on a partial or full ride scholarship, and start families of their own.”
“I don’t have any children of my own, but I certainly understand a mother’s pride! Nothing can replace that feeling of seeing your babies become the next leader and I am honored to have been a part of that. It made every loss, every growing pain, and every trial so worth it!”
If I’ve learned nothing else from my journey, I’ve learned:
1. Respect The Process: Every trial has led to the most amazing…