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October Man of the Month: Richaun

Published on Monday, October 17, 2011 in ,

Getting to Know our Man of the Month!

D.O.L.L.S: If you were a car, what kind would you be?

Richaun: Porshe Cayenne Turbo. Something about this SUV screams class, sophistication, and determination, yet still it’s accessible to obtain. 

D.O.L.L.S: If I take a look inside your refrigerator what would I find?
Richaun: A lot of powerade, skim milk, water, chicken bacon, eggs, left-overs, and chocolate syrup.
 

D.O.L.L.S: If you could trade places with any other person for a week, famous or not famous, living or dead, real or fictional. with whom would it be?
Richaun: Bishop Desmond Tutu was the first person who came to mind. His peace, tenacity, and ability to fight peacefully through adversity speaks volumes. 

D.O.L.L.S: If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be?
Richaun: I’m an X-men fan so the ability to absorb the psyche and abilities of another human being would be beyond cool. Being able to absorb the memories, knowledge, talents, personality, and physical abilities of others would make me the bomb basically…wait, people still say “the bomb?” LOL

Looking Towards the Future with our Man of the Month!


D.O.L.L.S: What dream are you currently pursuing?
Richaun: I am currently pursuing a Master of Divinity with a concentration in Counseling and Psychology. My goal is to work with youth development with optimal health as a focus. 

D.O.L.L.S: What are the first steps you took to follow your dreams?
Richaun: The first step I took was to write the vision out, research degrees and companies, and deeply saturate myself in prayer. Then I enrolled in ITC- Morehouse School of Religion and found non-profit organizations to begin working with.

D.O.L.L.S: What are some roadblocks that you have come across?
Richaun: The main roadblock I have come across is myself—believe it or not. The field that I have a passion for isn’t one that will make me wealthy financially. However, I have to remind myself that it’s more than money, it’s about purpose and about the future of our youth. 

D.O.L.L.S: Who are some individuals in your field you admire and would like to work with in the future?
Richaun: Steve Perry, president of Capital Prep School in Connecticut, would be one of the many that I admire. He has a 100% success rate with his students. This success rate is based on the facts and statistics that each student gets accepted into college and attends. His program is not about him, but about those students. If I could sit for a moment and speak with him about his passion and works, that would be an honor and inspiring.

D.O.L.L.S: Is there anything that you’d like our readers to learn from you?
Richaun: Find out what makes you come alive, what can help others, and go after that. We have one life to live and we must make a difference through that life. Sacrifices make room for growth. I’ve learned that and it has made a drastic difference for the better in my life.

D.O.L.L.S: What advice do you have for young men your age?
Richaun: Do not consume yourself with what is popular. We have dropped the ball as being providers and real men. Respect, honor, truth, love, and education is lacking and we have to take those things, embrace them, become them, and show those who will come after us how to be real men and take care of our own.

D.O.L.L.S: At this point in your life, what makes you happiest?
Richaun: Knowing that I can make a difference in the lives of others makes me happy and excited.

D.O.L.L.S: What motto do you live by?
Richaun: "Despair, doubt, and frustration will not shake our belief but build us so that we might be better prepared to educate, invigorate, liberate and free our people…Even though we may get weary in the work, never get weary of the work."

D.O.L.L.S: How do you stay motivated to accomplish your goals?
Richaun: Understanding that my purpose is greater me allows me to stay motivated; And knowing God is there with me every step of the way keeps me going regardless of what may try to stop me.

D.O.L.L.S: What can we look forward to from you in the future?
Richaun: Graduation in 2013!!! I am continuing to work with various churches and non-profit organizations such as YouthWorks, Life Changers Church, and others. Post graduation, I plan to begin implementing conferences on youth for youth and youth workers starting in South Carolina and Georgia while attaining a Doctorate of Ministry with a concentration in Social Justice. 

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3 Response to October Man of the Month: Richaun

October 17, 2011 at 12:42 PM

FANTASTIC interview "brudda"!!! I am so proud of you! Continue to follow your passions. Our youth definitely need you as an example of what a real man is. So many people talk the talk and forget ALL about the walk.

October 17, 2011 at 1:27 PM

That is so awesome. You will be a refreshing example for young men to follow
Aspiring for more than the superficial....

October 17, 2011 at 2:57 PM

Great job Chaun! It's great to see my friends succeeding and inspiring the lives of others!!! Keep striving for the best...