Meet Derrick D Pringle Sr: Evangelist, Activist, Creator, Philanthropist, Educator, Author and Writer of Elevation Above Status: A spiritual development book and program, designated towards influencing individuals and vocational entities within communities.
Derrick D Pringle Sr. founded Variable Enhancement Services since 1996 where he was raised, In Brownsville, Brooklyn, New York. Proven statistically to be one of the most troubling environments in New York City, V.E.S has decided to begin development in this community. For more than 20 years V.E.S has been assisting disadvantaged individuals and families achieve a better life, through counseling, mentoring, community programs and environmental development.
The Acknowledgment of many people affected by the lack of education, employment, property and business ownership rates, inspire Variable Enhancement Services to become more involved with community issues. After taking a closer look at individuals and family situations, V.E.S overall conclusions suggested more dilemmas plaguing the American society.
The majority of the people were from single parent homes which showed to have a tremendous contribution to their situations. Admitting the responsibilities of replacing the void was left up to themselves. Individuals decided to grow up sooner than others, which led to most of them becoming young parents, young workers/hustlers, and dropping out of school.
Communities began to deteriorate and the values disappear, contradicting everything many past environmental leaders stood for and established; increasing homelessness, homicide and imprisonment percentage rate by 50%. This introduced the need for an organization with the communities’ interest to be developed, so became the creation of Variable Enhancement Services.
Derrick D Pringle Sr.
Executive, Author, Writer, Mentor, Evangelist, Activist, Creator, Philanthropist and Educator.
For so many years I thought I knew who I was and where I was headed, not knowing I never grew up and was still in the world naked. Blinded by the reality of my surroundings and never having a true friend, many people are here for convenience and won’t stay till the end. I’ve said before, “I learned from my mistakes”, but over and over again, the same choices I make. I live for love, however the love I gave didn’t live for me, as I use to be blind and now I see.
I’ve seen things I couldn’t believe, wondering how I could love you and it’s me you deceive. I’m not a fool anymore, and I refuse to be ignored. You’re an enemy in disguise, but it was you I adored. The obvious is not what it is and the truth is not what you live, because you’ve only wanted me for all I had to give. I almost fell to no return, because I dealt with your fire and got burned. You were looking forward to cremating me and have me exist in an urn, as having my best interest was never your concern. I’m empty inside, although I’m filled with life, and now that I’ve wised up, I’m determined to make this right.
Since birth I had to fight and wonder how I ever managed, you were the closes person to me but caused the most damage. I was warned many times before, as my father attempted to guide my steps. I was spiraling out of control until I almost had nothing left. God is my breath, because today I see and continue to breath. My ears will no longer fall deaf, and out of my life I pray for you to leave. I only wanted love from you, but now our love has adjourned. I’ve received my punishment for loving and believe this is the last lesson learned.