Welcome our new Youth Program Manager – Byron Ruff

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Byron​ ​Ruff​ ​is the Youth Program Manager for West Blvd Ministry. ​ Born in Chicago, IL, moved to Charlotte in 2005, Byron is​ ​married​ ​to​ his college sweetheart ​Dr. LaTacia​ ​Ruff​ ​whom​ ​they​ ​are​ ​the​ ​parents​ ​to​ ​3​ ​talented children, Imani,​ ​Alaiyah​ ​and​ ​Bryon.

​ ​Attending​ ​Eastern​ ​Illinois​ ​University on a football scholarship, majoring in Early Childhood Development​ & Child Psychology; Byron ultimately withdrew from enrollment at the conclusion of his sophomore year after becoming a teenage parent.​ ​​ ​His​ ​personal​ ​experiences​​ ​has​ ​created​ ​a​ ​strong​ ​desire​ ​to impart​ ​wisdom​ ​to​ ​youth​ ​traveling​ ​the​ ​same​ ​road​ ​of​ ​navigating​​ ​life,​ ​academic​ ​success, and​ ​athletic​ ​prowess.​ ​​ ​The​ ​passion​ ​that​ ​he​ ​exhibits​ ​for​ ​the​ ​youth​ ​stems​ ​from​ ​wanting​ ​to​ ​provide direction​ ​that​ ​will​ ​assist​ ​in​ ​preventing​ ​them​ ​from​ ​making​ ​similar​ ​mistakes he fell victim to​.

With​ ​extensive​ ​experience​ ​of​ ​building​ ​and​ ​implementing​ ​a​ ​programs​ ​that​ ​help​ ​youth​ ​become mentally​ ​poised,​ ​better​ ​prepared​ ​and​ ​spiritually​ ​grounded​ ​for​ ​various​ ​challenges​ ​that​ ​arise​ ​in​ the lives of the youth.​ ​​ ​Byron​ ​is​ ​an​ ​effective​ ​communicator​ ​able​ ​to​ ​employ​ ​years​ ​of​ ​training​ ​honed​ ​in the​ ​corporate​ ​setting as a licensed stock broker​ ​to​ ​collaborate,​ ​motivate,​ ​and​ ​energize​ ​youth in the community.

Amongst many roles, Byron will be supporting students, their families and teachers as an extra layer of structure, accountability and support for a host of male students in which West Blvd Ministry impacts and connects with on a consistent basis. Byron is excited to serve on the West Corridor and beyond!

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