Keynote speaker Ronald A. Burgess Jr. explains the importance of Family/Recovery Supports of those who struggle with Substance-Use Disorders getting educated. The importance of Family/Recovery Supports enhancing their knowledge of addiction as a "Disease" rather than a choice or "Moral Failing."
Our Mission at The Ronald A. Burgess Jr. Foundation Inc. is to impact 1 million at risk Youth. We want to assist our community leaders in strengthening Our Communities.
"As the President of the Ronald A. Burgess Jr. Foundation, I understand the number one way to strengthening any community is by empowering the Youth within."
- Ronald A. Burgess Jr.
Providing the Youth within Our Communities with the necessary skills, resources and tools to overcome adversity and opposition.
Ronald A. Burgess Jr. grew up and two of Florida's most dangerous cities. Born and raised in Miami, Opa-Locka and Deerfield Beach Florida. Ron, nicknamed "Cuzo" was raised by a single Mother, Ronald grew up forced to be the "Man of the House" for His Two Brothers and Mother. Ronald met His father at age 27 resulting from his Fathers addiction. Up till then Ronald has experienced so much in regards to His purpose and gift in His life. His Gift being to empower Family/Recovery Supports and Youth to appreciate their respective Families, protect their Faith and hope. Most importantly Ronald expresses the understanding on one’s circumstance and or pass not defining them. On side of being one of Massachusetts Top Motivational Speakers, He's also a Family Engagement Specialist for Families who have addicted loved ones struggling with Substance-Use Disorders and Mental Health. This making it "easier" to build the relationship with His Absent Father.
"I'm pretty sure if God didn't push me into the field where I educate families on addiction not being the choice, this relationship would be tough for me to understand." Says Ronald.
But, Ronald understands addiction isn't a choice and is more so a Family/Brain Disease. Ronald Educates Family/Recovery Supports and Youth around the U.S. from Detention Youth Services, Churches, Schools and Substance-Use Disorder Rehabs/Programs. Ronald has been named one of Massachusetts Top Motivational Speakers. With the Vision to reduce the Stigma of Addiction, Mental Health and strengthen the youth within broken communities.
Voted "Top 50" Underdogs of 2019 (Underdog.Nyc) Ronald is truly the meaning on a "living testimony."
Ronald's message is pure, fierce and POWERFUL. Full of emotion, Ronald uses his experience of not knowing His father until Age 27, being traumatized by significant lost/grief and overcoming severe, life threatening and changing obstacles in His Life, to EMPOWER the audience. Ronald is a Man of God with a purpose to impact the world with his voice by simply speaking to the hearts of Communities that may have Youth and Families who suffer with "bleeding Hearts."
Being the Son of a Father who struggles with a Substance-Use Disorder, Ronald A. Burgess Jr. discuss the importance of Our loved ones who struggle with Substance-Use Disorders having balance in all roles they play in their individual lives.