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Daily Inspiration: Meet Tre’ Von Kimbrough

Today we’d like to introduce you to Tre’ Von Kimbrough. 

Hi Tre’, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
I’ve dealt with a lot of loss in my life. At 5 I lost my Grandma Bessie. That’s where I learned to show empathy towards others. I was too young to understand but not too young to love the people around me. At age 13, I lost my two closet aunties to me. Aunt Bettyann and Aunt Jean back-to-back days of each other. I remember writing on a Kyrie Irving doll with a marker, and I told my aunt Bettyann how much I would make her proud and whatever I do I’d make her proud. At 16, I lost my uncle and had to hold my mom as she cried. I’m 2020 is where I started my clothing company called Humble Goat Apparel which means never settle for anything less than your standard of success. At 17 I became the first ever student to create a peer-to-peer mentoring and tutoring program ever at my high school or in any other schools called Adopt a student “Clearview High School” in Lorain, Ohio. With the help of my parents, girlfriend teachers, my principal, counselor, curriculum director, superintendent, and my students as my peers, it wouldn’t have been able to be done. Spoken to over 100’s of students and dozens of teachers and administrators. Now at 18, my goal is to expand my program to other schools like Lorain High School & and their entire district, also Elyria School district, Amherst city schools go from there. I want my program in every school in Ohio. Also want to start my nonprofit to help the homeless, as I do regularly. I know what it’s like for my family to be on hard times so when I see a homeless man, I see myself in them. I see life; I want to give them a hug and show them that if they ever lost hope or didn’t have anyone believe in them that I do. My goal is that one day 100 years from now there’s some students in class across the world reading about Tre’Von Kimbrough and they look at what I did and something clicks in their head, and they say I could do this too. And they do it 10 times better than I could have ever did. And They go to lead with hope and a great heart. I want to leave the world better than I found it. 

We all face challenges, but looking back, would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
No, it hasn’t been an easy road, and I’m blessed for that. God gave me a test to make me who I am today so I don’t regret it at all I just embrace it. We’ve been forced to move out of homes. Stayed in hotels at times sleeped at my dad’s building which was a thrift shop at the time. Dealing with loss in my life, having to be strong to keep everyone else okay. 

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I am a public/motivational speaker. I also run and operate my peer-to-peer mentoring and tutoring program called adopt a student. First ever student in a PBIS meeting full of Teachers. 

Awards: 

LCCC Diversity Incentive Award 

Cleaview High School PBIS Award 

OHSAA Award of Excellence Award 

We’re always looking for the lessons that can be learned in any situation, including tragic ones like the Covid-19 crisis. Are there any lessons you’ve learned that you can share?
Nothing in our world is promised so live every day as your last because we aren’t promised another day. 

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Tre’ Von “Treinspires Kimbrough

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