Lamont Carey is an ex-con turned poet, filmmaker, author, director, playwright and motivational speaker. Growing up, he had dreams of gaining fast riches pushing drugs on the street, but those dreams faded fast as drugs led to violence and then prison. Carey was charged as an adult at age 16. Still, Carey reflected in prison, went to college and transformed his life’s purpose into one that has him speaking to young people all over the country, reminding that all youth have options, regardless of where they grow up.
McKinney Boyd High School will host a workshop and performance featuring Carey, an HBO def poet, on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012. The workshop starts at 6:00 p.m. in the library with the performance beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium. This event is free and open to all McKinney ISD students, according to the Boyd library website.
From Carey’s website:
Too many youth believe that acceptance and escape can be found through fast money. Criminal activity. The only thing that can be found in criminal activity is being arrested, getting murdered by someone you know, and growing older in a cell with someone you can never fully trust.
I had to come face to face with that harsh reality. This changed me. Change was not easy because all I knew was fast money and violence. However determination and a goal produces amazing things. I, eventually, enrolled in college. Then I dreamed of starting my first business SERVING-N-TIME. After my released I started two other companies CONTACT VISITS and LaCarey Entertainment, LLC.