My guest in this episode is Nick Jones, more commonly known as Coach Nick. He is a remarkable coach with a true heart for helping kids.
Growing up in public housing, Coach Nick faced the challenges of choosing between the right path and the wrong path. Despite the obstacles, he found guidance and support from his grandmother, who instilled in him the values of respect, kindness, and trying his best.
Coach Nick's journey took a turn when he attempted to sell drugs at a young age to support his struggling family. However, the people in his community, including mentors from the Boys and Girls Club, recognized his potential and intervened to steer him in the right direction.
Through their support and the influence of a tough yet caring assistant principal, Coach Nick's life took a positive turn. Today, he continues to make a difference in the lives of young people, spreading relentless positivity and empowering them to overcome challenges and build a better future.
In this episode, you will be able to:
Discover the childhood experiences and influences that shaped Coach Nick's journey, providing valuable insights into building resilience and leadership skills.
Explore the positive impact that community organizations can have on children, fostering a sense of belonging, empowerment, and personal growth.
Learn about the importance of unity and collaboration within communities, and how these values can create stronger bonds and support systems for children and caregivers alike.
Uncover the power of community mentorship, and how it can inspire and guide children towards their goals, unlocking their full potential.
Gain valuable insights into the exciting redevelopment plans for Mill Creek and Low Mill areas, and how these initiatives will create opportunities for community connection, educational resources, and a thriving environment for children to thrive in.
00:00:45 – Growing Up in Public Housing
00:02:57 – Struggles and Turning Point
00:05:06 – The Woman Who Saved My Life
00:07:02 – The Influence of My Mother
00:16:17 – Coach Nick's Tennessee Fandom
00:17:20 – Tennessee vs. Auburn
00:18:23 – Coach Nick's Journey to Helping Kids
00:21:08 – Challenging Perceptions of Different Areas
00:24:07 – Important Lessons for Kids
00:32:20 – Community Support
00:34:11 – Boys and Girls Club
00:35:37 – Unity and Collaboration
00:36:46 – Future Goals
00:38:53 – Appreciation for Coaches
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