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    Kenyata Martin

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Talents

by: Kenyata Martin

Kenyata Martin, a 13 year old young man from Tifton Ga. Like all young boys his age he has a love for all things childlike. Growing up in a small town offers him a sense of security and comfort. With an unexpected move to Atlanta a major city 180 miles away. Kenyata leaves all the […]

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         Kenyata Martin was once one of youngest inmates in the Georgia state prison system, at age 13 he was sentenced to 10 years for armed robbery. While having to grow up in an environment that was foreign to most adolescents, Kenyata survived indescribable conditions. While navigating the system, his early education came from prison values and their code of ethics. As adulthood came, maturity and wanting more for himself, Kenyata took certification classes to provide a better life outside of prison.          Having to adjust to society’s standards can be a daunting task for anyone, imagine the added pressures of being a felon. Kenyata has gone on to overshadow the stigma that comes with being a criminal. Wanting to create a better tomorrow, Kenyata has conduct several speaking engagements with the youth to guide them through their choices and second chances in life. Adding business owner to the list of his major accomplishments, Kenyata owns a thriving transportation company. Paying forward his second chance, his company hires ex-convicted felons and once homeless. Kenyata has turned what was a juvenile decision into a lesson about overcoming all barriers.  
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Kenyata Martin, a 13 year old young man from Tifton Ga. Like all young boys his age he has a love for all things childlike. Growing up in a small town offers him a sense of security and comfort. With an unexpected move to Atlanta a major city 180 miles away. Kenyata leaves all the people and things that truly make him happy. A new environment and new freedoms, become too much for Kenyatta. Days that should be spent in a classroom become hours spent on the streets.

 

At 13 years old. Only months after moving to Atlanta, Kenyata is sentenced to 10 years in prison for committing an armed robbery. He will serve out his time at Lee Arrendale State Prison. Being in Prison at such a young age Kenyatta experiences many ups and downs as well as tragic losses. Remembering the long conversations with his grandparents, help restore his faith in God and creates extra motivation to finish out his sentence and get home safely.

 

Having served the majority of his sentence, Kenyata gets out and chooses to speak to the youth about making the right decisions in life. However one bad choice leads Kenyata back at Lee Arrendale, to finish the rest of his 10-year sentence. While in prison Kenyata is determined to make this his last time, he makes a promise to himself that he will use his God given talents to change one life at a time.

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ISBN: 9780692148204
Publisher: Talentskm Publishing
Publish Date: 2018
Page Count: 135

“Talents”

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