Bro. James Alford,
Many of our members achieve their dreams and sometimes their life goals. How do they go about doing this. Well this brother breaks it down in his podcast titled 79th Street. "The importance of Mentoring". This brother lives mentoring it is a part of his DNA. Please take a listen.
79th Street Podcast: https://blubrry.com/79th_street
“Everything you need to accomplish your goals is already in you.”
James G. Alford is a native of the Southside of Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from Kenwood Academy where he was pushed to attend and learned the importance of attending college. He found himself at Northern Illinois University (NIU) where he got a bachelor’s in political science and a Master of Science in Adult and Higher Education. While in undergrad he faced many hardships and had to learn to navigate without the help of his family. James has always taken advantage of every resource available to him since his time in high school to help him be successful and graduate from college. James became a voice of the people by serving in numerous elected student leadership positions. From those many experiences James has learned a lot and use that knowledge as he speaks on various topics. James is passionate about mentoring because he has been involved with mentor’s ship programs since he was in 7th grade. James has not only benefited from having a mentor but has benefited many of the students he has come across.