As a single Father who raised his son on my own from birth, I learned the invaluable meaning of being involved and present in a child’s growth. I also found the tremendous reward from shepherding my son’s development. It is a wonderful experience to be a parent and I have always believed in Love as the centerpiece in his everyday growth. My son, Truman Fenley, has grown exponentially and with strong roots has chosen to pursue a higher education. So this past Fall, I allowed him, by his own want and desire, to pursue his last 2 years of high school 1500 miles away at the Portsmouth Abbey School, in Rhode Island.
This transition out of the home at still a relatively young age, gave me insight where and what exactly I wanted to do. I learned his independence and healthy productive life style choices were built on a foundation. I learned that his exposure to Arts & Technology, coupled with loving support and encouragement, fueled his passion and determination for a big life.
After he left, I wanted to still be a Dad and a positive, loving role model. I am today very close to his younger brother, John-Thatcher, who spends much time with me and Truman.
I felt the need to do what I can for disadvantaged children whom I see as the weakest and most underprivileged in our society and desperately in need from us as a community. So I personally have reached out to the Community Foundation and Uspiritus and organized a summer long Camp this year. The Camp, UPStartU is a summer long program bringing leaders in emerging sciences such as; Artificial general Intelligence, Drones, 3D printers, Stem Cell research and Nanotechnology and coupled with performing and visual Arts to all the children at Uspiritus. My goal is to give them awareness, hope, aspiration and the tools to self-teach themselves and have constructive choices and therapy.
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