Ashanti Branch is doing amazing work in the world. After leaving his lucrative job as an engineer, he decided to start a non-profit called the Ever Forward Club to provide support to African American and Latino males in the Oakland area, with a mission to change the way that students interact with their education and the way schools interact with students. The Ever Forward Club was featured last year in the documentary The Mask You Live In, which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. In 2017, Ashanti was awarded a fellowship from CBMA (Campaign for Black Male Achievement). In 2019, he received a fellowship from the Gratitude Networks and was a Top 3 finalist for the LinkedIn Compassion Award. He has become a great friend and ally on this journey through life and is a true inspiration to myself and so many others. I hope you enjoy our conversation.