JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- It was in 2002 that a then-28 year-old Luke Engram hit his lowest point.
His professional modeling career and his rise in the music industry were over with one bad decision.
Engram said he and some friends went to confront a guy about some money his friend was owed.
They kicked down the door and he was later arrested and sentenced to three years in prison.
While in prison, Engram said he came across men younger than him all incarcerated for different reasons but all who shared a similar problem; all of them came up without their fathers.
It was a reality he could relate to, so when he was released, he decided to start rap sessions.
He brought in men who like himself had gone through some type of adversity and turned their lives around.
The father of three said the response from young boys after each session was great.
Engram said his company, Mature Movement and Entertainment, is preparing for its 4th annual Dedication to Education Day.
The event is usually held two weeks before school starts for incoming college freshmen.
During this event, Engram awards two students $500 scholarships.
If you'd like to donate or find out if you're eligible for a scholarship, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Coast News