You can never change your past, But you can Change your future!

Posted on 10th October, 2016

‘Born to an unwed teenager, Reggie Dabbs considers himself fortunate to be alive. With no place to go, the pregnant teenager ended up living in a chicken coop in Tennessee. It was there she remembered a former school teacher, Mrs. Dabbs, who had said to her students, “If you ever need anything, call me,” and gave the students her home phone number. The girl called.’ This changed Reggie’s life forever …..

Reggie Dabbs recently visited the Academy to describe to our secondary students about his mission  - ‘I believe, as I am sure you do, that your community’s greatest assets are not in it’s buildings, but in the students themselves.

My family and I have committed our lives to make a positive difference in the lives of young people. I would consider it an honour to partner with you and your school’s goal of building better students.

Today’s generation is facing unparalleled hurts, pressures and choices. If we can heal those hurts, help in times of pressure and equip students in their choices, we will have better students and a positive school atmosphere. That is where I can help you. I share with students my firm belief  -“You can’t change your past, but you can change your future.” With all that students are facing, we must give them hope.

Our secondary students sat totally mesmerised by Reggie and all left totally ready to 'change their future'