Watching my mother’s activism in our community, gave me the confidence to pursue my own aspirations to make a difference in the lives of others.Marrea Walker-Smith, Founder/CEO of Creative Education Opportunities Academy for Youth
Marrea’s story of growing up in the projects of Chester, PA, surrounded by violence, drugs and crime, is the definition of resilience. At the age of only 12, she saw her “first” dead body. That kind of experience would lead most people to a life of struggle and emotional instability…not Marrea. She wanted something different.
Listen below to hear our full interview with Marrea from January 20, 2019.