As an eighteen year veteran physical education teacher of the Flint Community Schools, I have witnessed countless changes that have both positively and negatively impacted our students and community. I was honored to be asked to be a part of the Community Education Initiative and to serve in the role of Director of Community Athletics. In my many years it has been obvious that our community had a void with elementary athletics. Through the partnerships that have been and are being created using the re-immersion of community education, we can positively serve our young students and community to fill this athletic void. We can and will bring Flint back to its glory through the reconnection of our community members to their community education sites. I look forward to filling additional voids in our community and doing my part to inspire the next generation of leaders who are walking all around us, just needing a lift to be seen by the rest of the world for the champions they truly are.