Community & Support — 31 January 2014
Ray Lewis: Youth Leader/Mentor

Ray Lewis’s passion for the youth drove him to start Eastside Young Leaders Academy, a charity whose sole aim is to save young black males from crime. They get inspiration and mentoring from older black males in business and other works of life, who are undoubtedly making it in life. In fact, “The Guardian” recognized this charity in 2007.

His career began as a civil service administrator and he worked in HM Prison.

Consistency in service to humanity saw him appointed as Deputy Mayor of London’s young people in 2008. In spite of his resignation, he continued to volunteer at no pay, as the mayor’s ambassador.

In 2013, London mayor, Boris Johnson, appointed him as senior advisor on mentorship. This will help him reach out to more young people, further fulfilling his initial mission at Eastside Academy.

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