Black Positive People : Tony Lewis Jr on a mission to right the wrongs of his father past

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This man is an inspiration. I hope his story reach thousands...http://myvoicetv.net/son-with-infamous-name-seeks-new-family-legacy/

"Tony’s father was eventually sentenced to life without parole. Lewis Sr. remembers seeing Little Tony after his guilty verdict. “I cried. … I told him that he had to be strong.” Leaving his son was the hardest thing he ever had to do. “No amount of money I made is worth this,” he says."


"Tony, whose day job involves developing job skills for ex-offenders, mentors 10 young men ages 9 to 21 through his program. He organizes field trips to the White House, sporting events, and dinners. He aims to expose the young men to possibility and opportunity.
Tony also helps families buy Christmas and birthday gifts and school supplies, stepping in where their fathers can’t. In collaboration with his father, who is still in prison in Maryland, Tony has also organized family prison trips for children in need of transportation to detention centers."
 

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This man is an inspiration. I hope his story reach thousands...http://myvoicetv.net/son-with-infamous-name-seeks-new-family-legacy/

"Tony’s father was eventually sentenced to life without parole. Lewis Sr. remembers seeing Little Tony after his guilty verdict. “I cried. … I told him that he had to be strong.” Leaving his son was the hardest thing he ever had to do. “No amount of money I made is worth this,” he says."


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....and his mission duplicated nation-wide.


...During his teen years, Tony admits he was tempted to follow in his father’s footsteps: “The men in my family were bank robbers, and gamblers … and drug dealers. There was no blueprint for me to succeed.” But, he credits his mother and grandmother, and his father’s consistent support from behind bars for motivating him to succeed beyond his circumstances.

“I didn’t want to die at 16, 18, 21,” Tony Jr. says. “I knew another way of life was possible.” Tony graduated from the University of the District of Columbia in 2003 at the age of 23.

Now 32, Tony’s goal is to impact the lives of young men growing up without fathers.

In 2010, Tony founded a mentoring initiative for children of incarcerated parents called Sons of Life. He was inspired to create the organization during a routine prison visit with his father.

Tony noticed a young boy waiting in the visiting area to see his dad. He looked to be about 8 years old, the same age as Tony when his father went away.

“I completely saw myself in that kid,” he says. “I prayed he wouldn’t have to endure what I endured without my father — that was the premise for Sons of Life. … I wanted to help some kids in my situation make it.”...

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Tony Lewis Jr. poses with Sons of Life members Deerick Banks, left, Kanye Turner, center and Antionio Johnson, Jr., right

...http://myvoicetv.net/son-with-infamous-name-seeks-new-family-legacy/
 

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Brother Mercyless1803 ... thank you for sharing this with us! It's really good and positive stuff!

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