I met Andrea at a community event, where we both were guest speakers. As she began to speak and share her testimony, it astonished me. I quickly noticed that this women was brave, courageous, and strong. Her speech compelled me to connect with her. At that moment, I know she would be the perfect speaker at Athletes Can’s “Girl Talk Hoop Summit”. This event’s goal was to empower high school girls that were student athletes. We wanted to empower them to become better on the basketball court, as well as becoming better women. Andrea headed our session “Drugs and Sex Education”. Andrea’s delivery tone made the young ladies relax and attentive to every word that came out of her mouth. She spoke as in a calm, passionate way that these young women were not only educated on sexual education, but they were informed, and empowered by Andrea’s speech. She is turning her life lessons into a beautiful tool that edifies every single one of her audience members, male or female.