There's something so liberating about allowing yourself to be your ultimate best. Sometimes we are compartmentalized and kept from reaching our highest potential, but with the help and support of others, we can bring the brightest light to the world. The M.A.D.E. Transitions program, founded by Tony Earl and Tarik Greene, allows previously imprisoned individuals to pursue a life after conviction.
They each pursued their own path with a mission to bring awareness to the challenges of transitioning into the real world post-incarceration. Tony and Tarik founded M.A.D.E. Transitional Services, which stands for Making A Difference Everyday, with a mission are to design a path to a new beginning.
On Sunday, Dr. Deborah Adamy, PhD., of Enlighten.NYC hosted a benefit concert in support of M.A.D.E. Transitions. There were performances put on by a group of talented musicians of the ‘Living Room Series’ which originated out of Brooklyn last year. Vocalist, Melissa McMillan, and performer at last night’s benefit concert was the producer of the series and partners with different organizations to raise money while coming together with friends and family to share original songs. Last night was similar but a bigger version for the M.A.D.E. Transitions cause. The line up consisted of other talented musicians including Melissa Mcmillan (vocalist), Tahira Clayton (vocalist), Joel Cross with original songs and strings, Ross Pederson on the drums, Julia Adamy on the bass, and Addison Frei on the keys.
To find out how to make a contribution to this amazing cause, see here! Stay tuned for more opportunities to give back. Coming to a place near you, SOON!