Writer, mentor, and motivational speaker, Shaka Senghor is the living embodiment of what redemption looks like. Sent to prison at the age of 19 for second-degree murder, Senghor now uses that experience to help young adults avoid the same path.
The New York Times best selling author of Writing My Wrongs leverages his platform to inspire millions with his message of accountability, grace, and redemption.
As he prepares to write the next chapter of his life, Men of Courage architect, Shaka Senghor remains dedicated to the work of mentorship.
“I would not be the man I am today without the MENtors I met along my journey.”
“They inspired me to read, challenged me to think beyond my circumstances, and encouraged me to become a leader.”
The power of mentorship cannot be overemphasized.
Literature is power. I would not be the man I am today without the MENtors I met along my journey. They inspired me to read, challenged me to think beyond my circumstances and encouraged to become a leader. Our study groups were intense and insightful. I am thankful that these men call me from prison to say they are proud. I am thankful that the ones who have come home are continuing to be mentors and assets to our community. Literature saved me and it’s the reason I write. #writingmywrongs
The Blueprint, Principle 5: Effective MENtorship has the power to transform lives.
“I think that it’s really important that when you’re successful, that you continue to engage children from where you come from so that they too can dream.”
Watch Shaka share his inspiring story.
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Catch up on The Blueprint:
Principle 1: You get back what you put out into the world.
Principle 2: We are all we need to succeed.
Principle 3: Entreprenuership is a survival skill.
Principle 4: Education is the key to breaking the poverty cycle.