Today we’d like to introduce you to Brian Sledge.
Hi Brian, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
I started out at 21 making music. I sang in choirs from elementary thru high school.
I always was told if I can get the kids to listen to my music and they like it then I can make a name for myself. I started coaching and working with children at 26. I still make music and coach to this day but I wanted to make my mark in my city with something better. So I changed up my approach.
At 27, I came up with an idea that I didn’t put into full effect until I was 29.
Soon after I created a Non-Profit with my team and decided to help the youth that deals with similar issues that the children I teach and coach deal with.
Within a year, we have held shoe and toy drives for the community to help kids that battle mental health.
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
I would say the road is more like driving through a construction zone.
I am getting to where I need to be but its a lot of uneven roads and a few traffic jams.
I think the struggle that I face is being consistent with the main goal.
Another struggle is trying to have the community understand that this is all for them. I do it all for the city mostly the youth cause they are the future.
Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I am an Instructional Assistant for a middle school in the Columbus city school district I also coach high school football and basketball in central Ohio.
I specialize in a lot of things when I’m not working with kids I am working on my music and my lawn care business.
I am known for my music and my mentorship with the youth in my fields.
I am most proud of being a father and a role model.
What sets me apart is that I am real and I am genuine. I didn’t sign up for this and this was not in the original plan but I am happy God put me in this predicament.
I’m style is flow is so versatile nothing is set in stone I can make any type of record.
What were you like growing up?
I was a class clown growing up. I was hard headed but educated, a little ruff around the edges but I had potential. I played sports all through school. I was in the Arts all through school as well, music, football, theatre, basketball, track were my hobbies
BET, ESPN, Cartoons, Outside, the BIble and movies was my life. God fearing co-parents that had two different lifestyles but both had admission
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