Everett Jones, M.Ed grew up as an at-risk boy of color. He recalls the house of his single mother being raided by the FBI when he was around 8 years of age. Soon after, one of her friends was murdered on a drug bust went bad.
Everett's biological father was absent, however, remembers a long distance phone call and just a voice. Which was rare. He easily relates to understanding boys that don't have their biological father's participation.
He was those boys. It bothers him and so he's quickly drawn to listen to them.
In June 2002, while a college student, Everett was held at gunpoint at a gas station by two men. The reason is still unknown until this day. He credits God for speaking to him to get out of the situation. The police on scene told him that a week earlier, another man was similarly abducted pistol whipped and murdered in the woods.
"High probability of failing or dropping out of high school"