In January of 2010 Roy Juarez Jr. started his benevolent "MyBag, MyHome: Homeless by Choice speaking tour".
What started as a 5-6 month journey... quickly, turned into a two year mission. Juarez' pro bono tour changed its course after he was asked to speak in a juvenile center in Texas. There Juarez met a young man who was locked up for murder. A murder encouraged by the boy's father. The father was involved in drug trafficking and gang violence on the boarders. The young 16 year old boy did as his father ordered him to do. He was convicted and sentence as an adult. Juarez though... if someone would have just caught this 16 year old boy when he was 8 years old and mentored him. Perhaps we wouldn't be locked up for life. Perhaps he would have chosen a different path.
Juarez returned to Las Vegas and moved all his personal belonging into a storage room to save the money he spent on rent and apply it towards gas. He packed his car and set off to inspire over 100,000 young people... hoping he could help create positive change in young people's lives.
On this tour he shares his personal message of growing up as a homeless teenager with a younger sister and brother due to domestic violence. He leads every participant down a journey of trust, love, betrayal, and forgiveness. He attributes all his success to his many mentors and his education!
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