Emerson, Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, is very passionate about teaching and leading his peers down the right path.
Most of the teens in my community look up to me as a leader and fine role model who can inspire other Native youth. I am very passionate about sharing everything with others in my community, but most importantly, I am more passionate about sharing that the Native youth are not in it alone. Some of them are very frightened that they will not graduate out of school or they will never see any potential in themselves that they have but they do. I want to promote that Native youth can really make it and become successful in their lives no matter the difficulties they face.