Kayla Williams

Something always told me deep down this had to happen for a reason, it might not been the way you wanted it to go but it happened and will continue to happen the way it is. 


I wanted to go back and start over a million times but growing up in a Christian household I knew that God always said “ Do not ever look back “ So I didn’t.   I kept pushing forward trying to get my mind together and believe there was a purpose behind all of this and I had a chance to become great still.


In the Summer of 2016 I moved with my grandmother who helped me realize life may not be what you are hoping it to be , but as long as you keep praying and fighting you will be destined to become great , no matter how hard you fall get up and keep fighting... and because of those words here I am today on top of all my classes and will be graduating, it may not be when I wanted to be but it will be. 

My grandma helped me find myself and build a love within myself so that I can grow peacefully.

Way to go Kayla!


From the Connecting for Purpose Team!

Kim Jones

Kim Jones was invited on March 25, 2017 to be one of the keynote speakers for Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, Theta Chapter of Stony Brook University at their 17th Annual Domestic Violence Banquet. Kim talked about her experience as a previous victim of domestic violence, and her life now as a survivor!


Through her story she gave advice on what to do if you have become a victim as well as a friend who may be in a domestic situation. Kim also talked about the advancements in laws and agencies to protect the survivors that have been made over the past ten years. 

Way to go Kim!


From the Connecting for Purpose Team!

Preston Chandler

at the age of 25 is a Mentor at Connecting for Purpose.


At the age of 18 Preston started working at EAC as a Peer Specialists where he worked for approximately 4 years.


Preston has been an inspiration and encouragement to youth from underserved and challenging communities. He also serves as a role model and main supporter of his three younger brothers and one sister.


At present, Preston is on a humanitarian initiative filming a documentary about a basketball team showing how coaches teach basketball and give back to the community in Uganda Africa. Preston will be in Uganda for six weeks.


Way to go Preston! 


From the Connecting for Purpose Team!


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