When the Challenge Changes You - Blake's Story


Jun 21 2022 • 36 mins

When The Challenge Changes You - Blake’s Story

In this episode, I have the honor of interviewing Blake, who offers us the gift of his perspective on what it was like to be a child who experienced the juvenile justice system.

In part one of this two-part interview, Blake openly shares his story of what life was like during his teen years. His experiences, the factors he believes influenced his decisions, his relationship with his mom and siblings, and what he credits as the difference-maker in him changing his course.

A few highlights from this episode:

5:35    First encounter with law enforcement.

9:18    Decision influencers

15:00  Promises to change

15:30  The difference-maker

17:00   Looking Back: what Blake credits his mom for doing well.

23:43  The greatest challenge of detention

28:00  Blakes’s relationship with his mom and the role it played

30:34  Sibling Relationships

If you would like to send a message to Blake letting him know how his interview helped you, OR if you are interested in sharing your own experiences on the show, email afrey.pathways@gmail.com.


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