It takes a village. It's taken me a long time for the true meaning of that statement to hit home. I volunteer at L.A. Kitchen when ever I can. It's a great place where unemployed men and women receive training for jobs in the culinary field. The students there have shown me that no matter the adversity, one can overcome. Lastly, my mom always said to me and my family, "go out there and be good people." I honor my mom and my family by helping those in my community. If you were raised like I was, get out there and help those around you.