On Wednesday, November 18, Grammy Award-winning artist Lecrae shared his road to restoration with Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) youth during a visit to the Rockdale Regional Youth Detention Center (RYDC) to inspire youth to reach for their dreams. Lecrae is not only a platinum-selling recording artist but also a New York Times best-selling author, entrepreneur, speaker, thought leader, and philanthropist.
Youth from DJJ's Chat and Chew Book Club at the Rockdale RYDC and female youth from the Macon Youth Development Campus (YDC) discussed life topics with Lecrae, including how he handles his success, money management, maintaining integrity in difficult situations, and the importance of self-worth.
"I am grateful Lecrae was able to spend this vital time with our youth," said Commissioner Tyrone Oliver. "It is important for youth to hear positive messages from someone they admire and respect. Lecrae's story is truly inspirational and we will continue to provide opportunities like these to youth to show them that their past experiences do not determine their future."
Lecrae donated copies of his book, I Am Restored: How I Lost My Religion but Found My Faith , to youth ahead of his visit to the Rockdale facility. He performed several of his hit records, including the single "Set Me Free" off his latest album, Restoration. Approximately ten female youth from the Macon YDC were able to join the Chat and Chew virtually.