Christian Business Men’s Connection of Montgomery County
Tuesday, October 4, 2011, 6:45 – 8:00 AM at the Einstein Bagel on Firstfield Road & Quince Orchard Blvd in Gaithersburg. We meet in the Community Room in the back.
Guest Speaker — Glastinne Celestin is a dynamic speaker with a story that illustrates that with courage and the intervention by someone who cares, anything is possible. A former gang leader in Miami Florida turned graduate of Florida Atlantic University, IT Consultant turned Entrepreneur, Glastine is now motivating young people in the DC metro area to take charge of their lives and become who they were destined to be. ‘Gang life showed me that I was a leader, my mentor showed me how to lead my life,’ says Glastinne.
Glastinne grew up surrounded by gangbangers, drug dealers, and many negative influences prevalent in many low-income neighborhoods. His life is a classic illustration of how a mentor’s intervention can change another’s life path — forever. Glastinne does the same through powerful stories of how parental abuse and low self-esteem lead him to become a feared, notorious gang leader.
Through his personal story, Glastinne guides young people toward a life of self-fulfillment and joy. He seeks to inspire young people to create their own destinies and support those around them. Glastinne currently serves on the advisory board for Youth for Tomorrow, an organization helping at-risk youth become responsible members of society, founded by former Washington Redskins coach Joe Gibbs. Visit www.glastinne.com to learn more.
Please plan to join us for inspiration to be “strong & courageous” as a Dad or a Mentor. We will kick off a 4-week study based on the theme of the movie COURAGEOUS over the following four Tuesdays.