Before attending Midnight Basketball, I spent most of my time working long hours for a local pharmacy. My love for the game of basketball drew me to the Midnight Basketball program, where I was later introduced to a variety of resources offered by NOLA FOR LIFE. The particular resource that caught my attention was STRIVE New Orleans – a four-week job readiness training program offered through the Mayor’s Network for Economic Opportunity strategy. STRIVE helped me changed my outlook on life, and now I’m working for the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans. Midnight Basketball taught me that resources are out there, and people really want to help.