Boys to Men Breakfast Club - Nov. 7, 2016Featured Speaker - Nicholas “Nick” BolerBiography - Nick is the fourth son born to Myra Boler. He lived in Marks Village, a Housing Authority of the Birmingham District property for 23 years with both his mother and grandmother. “Gate City Projects” was known as the worst housing community in Birmingham from the late 70’s through the mid 90’s. He has three sisters and five brothers between both parents. Just as many of his friends, his father was absent. He was educated in the Birmingham City School System. He attended Gate City Elementary and graduated from Woodlawn High School in 1992. He received a two-year scholarship to play basketball at Snead State Community College in the fall of 1992. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Sociology and Psychology from the University of West Alabama in 1996. He spent many years working in the Mental Health Arena. In 2007 he accepted a position as a Juvenile Probation Officer with the Jefferson County Commission. He is passionate about sparking the fuse to set youth on a path to living their purpose. His community involvement includes mentoring youth, coaching youth athletics, and serving as an inspirational/motivational speaker. He is the founder of the Footstep Movement which encourages everyone to lend their talents, abilities, potential, and life story to help someone in need or someone who has lost their way. He is the author of Footsteps: Growing Up In Gate City, a book that chronicles the first 14 years of his life. Footsteps will inspire, encourage, empower, motivate, and set people of all ages, races, and socioeconomic backgrounds on a path to pursue their purpose despite life obstacles! He is married and the father of six children.