Mr. Byrdsong is a Los Angeles native, born and raised in Leimert Park. He is an only child and finds brotherhood in spaces that allow him to show emotion and be his authentic self. Relationships matter. Throughout his life journey, Raymond has empowered youth living in under-resourced communities. This includes young men in middle and high school. Also, he has provided services for young adults acclimating to college and university life. His experience in youth development and empowerment began 10 years ago when he became rooted in the fact that youth are the future of tomorrow; and because of his strong belief then, today, he takes pride in supporting youth and their families.
“I enjoy serving not only a resource, but also as an example that the sky is the limit and anything is possible if you put your mind to it, focus and do the work,” said Raymond.
Fun Fact: Many people tell me constantly that I remind them of the Detroit rapper, Big Sean.