In 2007, he was appointed Chairman of the Board for All Walks of Life (AWOL), a nonprofit that teaches at-risk youth in Savannah about art and technology, creativity and innovation. In 1997, AWOL started as an informal gathering of poets, musicians, and emcees—all students at Savannah State. From there, it grew into a nonprofit and was officially incorporated in 2004.
AWOL helps kids unlock their creative potential. Open-mic nights. Conflict resolution workshops. A theatre arts program. Digital arts education programs. Film and music production. Even Goon Squad, innovative IT training that teaches kids how to refurbish old computers, which are given to local families in need. For Chris, it’s about helping others find their paths. Just like his Savannah State professors helped him discover his. Seriously Impressive.