Today we’d like to introduce you to Cameron McWhorter.
Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
Growing up, I came to face with a lot of adversities. My life experiences shaped to me to wanting to help kids that are living through similar experiences. When my son was born in 2013, I wanted to be the person I never had growing up, for my son and other kids.
I started working in education and probation in 2016 to help kids like me growing up and since then I’ve been dreaming of opening a school and/or rec center. I’ve been working towards that goal over the past few years by completing my bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, master’s degree in educational leadership and now pursuing a specialist degree to get my K-12 Principal License. As of 2020, I’ve also started my own business, Speak Your Truth (SYT).
SYT is an organization that provides mentoring, leadership groups, community outreach and many more services to scholars and their families with hopes of building a strong foundation that will lead to opening a school.
I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
My biggest struggle along the way has been learning who I am and who I want to be so I can fulfill my purpose. As a black male, society has a way of putting you in this box with the image of being a criminal or some sort of threat. I had to navigate through life and figure out if I wanted to fall into that social construct or be who I am today which is a father, educator, mentor, advocate, healer, and leader.
Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I am an Educator. I’m currently working as a Behavior Intervention Specialist at an elementary school while I pursue my K-12 Principal License. I am also the founder of Speak Your Truth, an organization that provides mentoring, leadership groups, community outreach and many more services to scholars and their families.
Do you have any advice for those looking to network or find a mentor?
Always look for ways to surround yourself around people who have similar goals and have accomplished similar things you are striving to accomplish.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: www.sytruth.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/___speakyourtruth/ | https://www.instagram.com/__sedrickk/