Growing up in the Bronx, NY, D. Sinclair faced many of the problems that most African American young males face today in the inner cities. At the age of 15, D. Sinclair was incarcerated in a youth detention center for armed robbery, aggravated assault, and gun possession. He became a product of the negative influences around him, giving 12 years of his life to numerous correctional facilities throughout New York and New Jersey, for crimes ranging from armed robbery to first-degree drug distributio
Growing up in the Bronx, NY, D. Sinclair faced many of the problems that most African American young males face today in the inner cities. At the age of 15, D. Sinclair was incarcerated in a youth detention center for armed robbery, aggravated assault, and gun possession. He became a product of the negative influences around him, giving 12 years of his life to numerous correctional facilities throughout New York and New Jersey, for crimes ranging from armed robbery to first-degree drug distribution.
During his last incarceration, D. Sinclair decided it was time for a change. Pursuing his passion to help others, D. Sinclair enrolled at Essex County College and majored in Human and Social Services. He graduated with honors and earned his Associates degree. D. Sinclair then went on to Rutgers University where he is currently working on his Bachelor’s in social work.
Because of his passion to reduce recidivism, by positively affecting the lives of our youth, D. Sinclair has accepted several invitations to speak at numerous events held in churches, schools, halfway houses, assessment centers, and other institutions. His presentation encompasses topics, such as, education, entrepreneurship, life purpose, drug dealing as an addiction, and gang culture. D. Sinclair knows that his purpose in life is to mentor, and empower the youth throughout the inner cities, with whom he relates to so well. He believes that his personal transformation must be heard as a deterrent and motivating factor. He currently mentors and facilitates at The Youth Detention Center in Newark NJ, helping to bring forth transformation in the lives of young men.
Sinclair is an avid reader, who has read well over 500 books in the past 10 years and considers himself a lifetime scholar. He is the proud owner of his home based trucking company “Drive Forward Trucking.” In addition, to being a drug counselor at Sunrise Clinical in Irvington NJ, he is the founder of Building Empires Investment Club, (B.E.I.C), which consists of business people who practice cooperative economics to invest in transportation and real estate.
His goal is to motivate, and empower our future leaders through his inspirational story, lesson and with the tools he has acquired along the way.
D. Sinclair has continued to exceed expectations of the power of change. His commitment to express this through words and actions has been extremely motivational.- T. Wheeler, Procurement Analyst Wakefern Food Corporation
D. Sinclair is an inspiration to me. Not only in words, but his movement and passion for his people, justice, awareness and growth. He challenges me with his intellect of many subjects, but he never neglects the object of his core project...love. Love for one’s self, one’s life, and one’s community. He’s not just a speaker nor teacher, but an experienced leader who is always learning lessons to share, to empower, elevate and educate.- A. Drew, I AM Consulting LLC
D. Sinclair is a purposeful and passionate communicator. He has the ability to motivate and inspire all who have the privilege of sitting in an audience where he is the speaker. My life has been changed by his transformation and testimony.- R. Allen, Author of From the Streets to the Sanctuary
D. Sinclair, On behalf of the staff and consumers of New Choices Program, Catholic Charities in Trenton NJ, I would like to extend to you our sincere thank you for speaking to our youth. Our clients were deeply impacted by your candid sharing of your life path highlighting your trials and triumphs. We believe our consumers have taken a hold of your honesty and sincerity in your sharing of practical life applicable principles. You have truly motivated and empowered them to do better in their own lives. Thank you seems such a small expression you made on or clients. We truly appreciate your willingness to pour knowledge and sow good seeds of advice into our young people. Sincerely, F Major M.A., Program Coordinator