Lorenzo Gomez, III, someone who understands what growing up in a tough neighborhood is like, will be talking with with teens at Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio about his book, Tafolla Toro and his experiences with mental health as a teenager. Gomez will share stories of his turbulent, traumatic, and often violent middle school years growing up in one of San Antonio’s most crime-riddled neighborhoods. He will also discuss the fear, anxiety, and hopelessness he felt as a teenager and how those forces shaped his life until he began taking steps to improve his mental health as an adult. 

With the trauma so many of our youth have experienced over the past several months, mental health is a critical conversation to have right now. 

The event will stream live on Facebook (@bgcsanantonio) on June 25, 2020 at 12:PM CT with Club teens attending live at the Mays Family Clubhouse and virtually at Clubs across the city of San Antonio.

About the Author

Lorenzo Gomez III is a central figure of San Antonio’s rapidly evolving tech ecosystem, having occupied leading roles in the development of Techbloc, The 80|20 Foundation, and Geekdom. He is currently CEO of Geekdom Media and author of two memoirs. The Cilantro Diaries: Business Lessons from the Most Unlikely Places, details the foundational principles he used to navigate from H-E-B Grocery produce clerk to CEO with minimal college education. His latest book, Tafolla Toro: Three Years of Fear, reframes scenes from from his middle school mental health journey through the lens of his healthier, adult self. When not traveling the country to share the secrets to success regardless of circumstance, he lives in San Antonio with his four cats who share his profound love of Wes Anderson Films and oatmeal-raisin cookies. 

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