Keinley Lafleur

Advocate

Why Miami Children’s Initiative?

Miami children's initiative is a great helping hand to a community in need. Literarily, MCI is a community of innovative people who hopes for a community with so much potential.

What’s the best part of your work?

The best part of my work is to interact with the people we serve. As a student advocate, I serve high school students at from our Promising Futures program. I love having one on one conversations, and the reward of being a "big brother" to them. I love to be a living testimony of the possibility of a black man (or just a man period) who doesn't have to be a thug, or a dead beat father; instead walking as a man who nows himself to win other young men out of the cycle.

What’s your most memorable MCI experience?

Most memorable MCI moment was our Promising Futures Leadership Academy Life Skills training at Miami Northwestern.

How has MCI impacted your life?   

MCI has been instrumental in helping to improve professionally and has helped me build my social skills, more specially in the way I interact with young people.

Please name your favorite childhood character real or imaginary.

Shawn Michaels from the WWE

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