Hey guys, this is Adam checking in. The latest episode is below -- after you watch it if you could read the text below I'd appreciate it...
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Sorry about the getting these videos out kind of late. I had to crank last night and production was backed up so I had to get a couple friends to help me bind my pitchbooks manually. I told them they could take my seamless for the next couple of days and splurge on some overpriced sushi or steaks. I dunno about you guys, I just stick with Fresh Basil or Lenny's.
In any case, I know a lot of you had enjoyed my videos, a few went pretty far and made their rounds across Wall Street. Some of you may not know that I also like to sponsor and work with a charity called New City Kids in Jersey City. It is a great after-school program that keeps underprivileged and at-risk kids off the streets by offering a whole sort of activities (music, sports, art) and helping these children with their homework. What is awesome about this program is they also train these kids to be leaders. When they first come in they are instructed by an older mentor, but as to continue to stay they become teachers to those younger or more inexperienced in whatever activity they are involved in.
The last time I visited, one of the kids was being sent off to college after many years at the program. Apparently, when he first started he never even touched an instrument before, but when I saw him he was teaching younger students how to play guitar and drums. It was incredible how fast these kids can pick up things with the right kind of support and how a program like this can steer kids towards college instead of drugs. Of course, a program like this can only exist with adequate support.
I've talked to Patrick already and he's pledged to make a substantial donation for each of the videos I made for WSO. For those who really found my videos entertaining or enjoyable (or even if you didn't!), I ask that you make a small donation to this charity to help them continue and grow their efforts. I know bonuses have been rough for some of you so I understand if you can't, but any amount will definitely go a long way.
As much as I hate my passive-aggressive MD, I am still quite grateful that I have a job like this and for the opportunities I have gotten. If you want to see more check it out here. http://www.newcitykids.com/about.html
Please Donate: http://www.newcitykids.com/donate.html