A drug charge landed Abrigal Forrester in jail at the age of 21. He entered as a married man with a 6-month-old daughter; 10 years later he was free. Once out, Forrester, now divorced, didn’t hesitate to pursue a better life for himself and his family. He landed a job as a janitor at M.I.T. while enrolling in classes at a local community college, eventually matriculating to the University of Massachusetts in Boston and graduating in 2008.
Forrester now works as program coordinator for Street Safe Boston. It’s a violence-intervention program working to quell the violence in Boston’s five most violent metro neighborhoods. In addition, Street Safe also provides these neighborhoods with positive educational programs, services, and activities.
Forrester was featured on today’s Fox 25 Good Men Project segment. Check it out: