On February 12th, 2017, we went to a United We Stand Speaker. His name is Monti Washington and he was a motivational speaker. He told us of his life and how he was so far behind in life that he thought he was pathetic and stupid. He felt this way, because his foster parents called him stupid and said he was dumb. Always negative thinking, but he turned it around. He fought his way through adversity and lived his life saying, “I am the shit!” He motivated us to keep our spirits and live on to our fullest. I’m very happy that I and my other residents got the opportunity to hear him!