‘He just needed someone to point him in the right direction’
Mark Seymore grew up in a neighborhood that police have labeled as one of the highest crime areas in the region, around Page and Goodfellow boulevards in North St. Louis.
“There wasn’t a lot of role models or anything positive to follow,” Seymore said. “It was extremely rough for me because it seems like all the easy routes were the routes I was trying to avoid.”
But he has always prided himself on having the courage to go his own way and stay out of trouble. Life was a struggle for his single mother to raise his three brothers, sister and him, he said. Read more here.