South Jersey Youth Group Hosts Breakfasts with a Side of Motivation
"Breakfast With Our Boys" is not just about feeding the bellies of Burlington County's kids and teens, it's about feeding their minds with life lessons and encouragement.
The South Jersey chapter of the youth group was founded just over two years ago by best-selling author Randall Toby, according to 6abc.com.
Its members haven't been able to get together for Sunday breakfast since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, but over the weekend they met up at B-Unos Restaurant in Burlington.
Toby, who grew up without a dad and was homeless for a time, gives back to young men in the community by teaching them life lessons. He tells 6abc.com his own faith and will to move forward from his hardships and bleak upbringing made him who he is today. "When I was their age, I had no idea what I wanted to do," Toby says. "I didn't know who I was and I didn't really have an example, at least a male example to put me on track."
Toby offered more words of wisdom, saying, "Success is built around inconvenience and it always comes when you're not ready. We don't care if we're not ready. We're going to do it anyway because that's how we roll."
A 13-year-old "Breakfast With Our Boys" member named Joshua Carroll appreciates having mentors like Randall Toby. He tells 6abc.com, "Financing, how to be like a gentleman and marketing... that can help me reach my dreams."
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Randall Toby and everyone involved in this youth group are true inspirations.