My friend James teaches an after school program for seventh and eighth graders at Flint's Southwestern Academy which was perfect because we needed some younger kids to act in our new video for our song, "Inside My Head". James' co-worker let us use her son, Anthony, and his two sisters to act in the video and they did a killer job. In exchange James asked if I could come to his class and teach the kids a little bit about drums for their lesson "Things That Go Boom" and drumming was something everyone could relate to.
I'm always into giving back to the community and figured it'd be cool challenging myself with public speaking to some inner city kids who could honestly care less about me or our band. If I could hold their attention that would be a feat in itself.