Hi Everyone, hope y’all have a wonderful day. My name is Andre Konda and I live in New York City. I’m a father of two beautiful daughters and a husband of a wonderful and smartest wife ever. I’m currently enrolled in a Master Program at John Jay college for a Law program. I’m also a full me advocate Ambassador for CARES. My goals it’s to be a successful lawyer, businessman, husband, and a wonderful example for my Kids. This goal is important for me due to the fact that I want to not only be a source of motivation for my family but also for those that usually have a hard time to believing in themselves based on their current situation or sometimes lack of support. I used to be one of those kids that was looking for support but unfortunately didn’t know where to start due to a lack of information that I had and also the boundaries of the language. Being able to be part of that project will help others to not only improve the systems but also make sure to put in the table any issue that doesn’t help the welfare sys ems to get better the ways it’s supposed to. CARES project is important for older youth because the project will revolutionize the whole system and also provide better support and opportunities for those that need change and support. When I’m not at school or working on my personal goals and projects, I usually spend the time with my family or sometimes watching a couple YouTube videos to increase my knowledge in diﬀerent areas of life. That’s why: “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” Marcus Garvey
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