Randoms acts of violence. Lifetime struggle with poverty. Lack of opportunity.
Many youth in the “hood” (an urban term for a rough neighborhood) have a limited perception of success. Others don’t have any hope for a better life at all. Instead they feel a constant sense of entrapment in a life of little rewards.
Donald Showell wants to change that perception.
“Unhooded: The Showell System” shows readers that you can come from the hood, like he did, and turn your life around. Showell describes his book as a tool that can be used as a tool to promote “transforming from the projects to a productive life.”
Showell, a native of New York City, has seen his share of violence and rough life of the inner city. He was a product of the “hood” and lived a life of poverty. However instead of letting his environment define him, he has made a choice to lead a successful life. Now Showell has put his formula for achievement in his book.
“People assume that you are the product of your environment. However, you can be born in the hood but your life doesn’t have to carry the ways of the hood”, says Showell.
Throughout the pages of his motivational book, Showell discusses hard-hitting subjects like drugs, violence and living in less than desirable neighborhoods. He helps the read see a path to success through poignant and occasionally humorous stories and methods. His goal is helping youth see a better way, to avoid the traps of their environment and seek to make life-changing decisions to succeed. He hopes that his examples will be the inspiration to their happiness.
Showell knows that family members are essential to youth achievement. He compares the value of an old school grandmother to helping youth succeed to the value of Elmer’s glue.
“Grandmothers are like Elmer’s glue. Elmer’s glue has been around for a long time. Old school grandmothers have been around for a long time. Elmer’s glue is what you need to start your school project. Old school grandmothers are needed to start a decent family. Elmer’s glue is the foundation that the project is built on. Old school grandmothers are the foundation the family is built on. Elmer’s glue is the main ingredient for most projects. Old school grandmothers are the main person in the family. Elmer’s glue holds the project together; old school grandmothers hold the family together.”
If you are looking for the right book to help youth you know find a better way, you should give them a copy of “Unhooded: The Showell System” to read and perhaps change their lives for good.
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