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13. Dozie Oheri, Founder and CEO of Choose To DO, Inc. on Tackling Low Self Esteem and Mental Health in Youth

Released Monday, 5th April 2021
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Dozie Oheri is the Founder and CEO of Choose To DO, Inc., a Houston, Texas based 501 (c)3 non profit organization that that helps youth with underutilized potential, empowers them and gives them the skills they need to succeed. Through programs like "Breaking the Cycle," Choose To DO, Inc. teaches inner city youth important skills like self-love and empowerment, leadership development and respect for their community in order to improve their outcomes. It is a mental health and wellness organization for youth aged 9-19. Millions of teens across the country experience low self esteem and nearly 20% experience depression before they reach adulthood. 

Dozie Oheri has a passion for service and years of experience in child development. Over the past few years, she has frequently volunteered her time to organizations for causes like Breast Cancer Awareness events, Relay for Life (a rally for the American Cancer Society), the Women’s Shelter, the Make A Wish program and Dress for Success Worldwide. Dozie created this non profit just over 5 years ago to help youth successfully navigate life.

In this episode, Dozie explains her why behind helping others, her journey from being bullied and having depression at a young age to her years of therapy, personal development and education and what currently motivates her and drives her service for helping youth in such a big way.

This February, the State of Texas was pushed into crisis when a severe winter storm and electrical power outage resulted in mass shortages of food, water and heat. 

You can help Choose To DO, Inc. Support youth in Houston, TX by clicking here

"I love helping others because it's who I am." -Dozie Oheri

Check out Choose To DO's website here

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