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Vincent Reed


Vincent, in his own words, is a "former foster" who has lived in both the urban and rural communities in Minnesota. He attended Patrick Henry High School in Minneapolis and now attends Central Lakes College (CLC) in Brainerd where he is also a work/study student leader with Trio/Upward Bound at CLC, which gives him the opportunity to help other students as well. "As a minority and a former foster, I realize the importance of the work that we are doing. I also understand that cultural differences can be understood, and we can work together to create a better Minnesota for everyone. I have many things that I enjoy doing in our great state. They include fishing, hunting, boating, and anything outdoors. I also enjoy the feeling of being connected to my community."

Vincent is passionate about helping create a better tomorrow for the kids in the foster care system now. That includeshousing, mental health treatment, education, and life skills training.  He's also passionate about education,  an investment he views as the first step in building generational wealth. Vincent has "found his home" at Growth & Justice, a place that "allows me to do what I do best.... That is to connect people together, for collaborations that will help our community, state, and country."


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