It was through up close and personal experience with the Crim that Joe realized he wanted to get involved. He had the opportunity to find out what the Crim was all about after Teachout Security began to provide security during afterschool programs at the Flint Community Schools through the Crim-coordinated Community Education Initiative.
“Working with the schools was eye-opening to us. There is a lot of need there,” said Joe. “It’s easy to say ‘it’s not my concern’, but kids don’t have control over their situations. It’s our job as adults to give them hope and create a foundation that will allow them to be successful.”
Joe believes that everyone in Genesee County is interconnected and that the City of Flint deserves his support just as much as his hometown of Flushing.
“Flint has supported me and allowed me to have my business here and live the life I’ve always wanted,” said Joe. “I decided that it was time to step up and give back.”