1Hundred Years Enterprise
WHAT'S IN A NAME?
Three unique men entered the prison pipeline as teenagers and collectively spent 100 years incarcerated.
Best believe, though – "1Hundred Years" represents more than just the time served.
That time has translated into:
1 Hundred Years of REFLECTION
1 Hundred Years of GROWTH
1 Hundred Years of RAISING CONSCIOUSNESS
1 Hundred Years of BUILDING SELF AWARENESS, SELF WORTH, AND SELF LOVE
Through these experiences, Lejon, Dante, and Patrick are on a mission to serve the communities they once hurt through storytelling, mentorship, workshops, and community engagement.
I was born and raised in Richmond, CA where I grew up playing sports. At the young age of 14, I turned to the addictive street life and began selling drugs.
I ended up being tried for a murder in 1987. After losing the trial, I was convicted and sentenced to life in prison.
I was paroled in 2018. From that point forward, I utilized my time and energy to become a better person and vowed to walk out with a plan to succeed with my new life and second chance.
In addition to the work I do with
1Hundred Years Enterprise, I created a non-profit called Motivated 2 Help Others. The organization's mission is to reach the youth and people of the community of Richmond and Vallejo through fitness, mentoring, wellness, and service.
I was born and raised in Oakland, CA. As a youth, I suffered from identity crisis – as many young men of color do. I was questioning my sense of self and place in the world, which led me to make poor decisions and become a long-term offender with no light or freedom in sight.
Through powerful life experiences – from inside, out, and from deep within – I've been able to gain mastery of self. And through the will of GOD, I've been able to surround myself with people who have my best interest at heart.
Through those means, I was able to create D.O.R.T.H.Y .org. (Defenders of Real Truth Helping Youth), which provides a Steps to Success Guide to help individuals who suffer from incarceration, abandonment, hardship, and psychological challenges to acclimate back into to society.
I am from Richmond, CA. I was raised by my grandparents and grew up winning trophies as the only Black motocross racer in the community.
As a kid, I was fascinated by lifestyles that looked different than mine. After making some left turns in life, I ended up doing almost 30 years in prison for a crime that should have never happened:
a double homicide and a double attempt.
I went to prison as a teenager. And while I was there, I was transformed. My time being incarcerated taught me, love, compassion, understanding, honesty, and loyalty.
Now, my focus in life is to reach as many people throughout the world by telling my story on our podcast.