We had the good fortune of connecting with DeVante Wynn and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi DeVante, what do you want your legacy to be?
When I die, they are going to host a funeral and gather all my loved ones. When they start my eulogy, they are going to say a bunch of nice things and mention how good of a person I was and brag about the type of man I tried to be. I hope to live a life so purposeful and impactful that they won’t have to lie at my funeral. When they speak of all the lives I touched and how big of a difference I made in my community, I want it to be ALL FACTS! No exaggeration or sugar-coating.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am believe I was placed on this earth to inspire the next generation. I have always had a passion for the youth and have this unique ability to relate to children and young adults from all backgrounds. That rapport is what separates me in the classroom as a social studies teacher. That same love and passion I have for educating young minds fuel me to create and post the content that I do. The desire to leave the world better than I found it is what encourages me to participate in the initiatives that I get involved with in the community. The fact that I am literally WORKing TO WIN every day of my life in every capacity is what makes me so different. I do not have to put a face or lead some persona. I am able to be myself in every capacity, each and everyday, and I am thankful for that. I have a slogan that says, “Life is not a race, so run at your own pace, but WORK2WYNN everyday.” I know we live in a “highlights” society thanks to social media. I appreciate my struggle to find my niche in the professional world. I am grateful for the experiences and the adversity that I have faced along the way because it has shaped me to become who I am today. I know that I am in no competition with any other soul, I am happy with who I am and where I am headed, and I realize that I have to dedicate some time and energy to becoming the person I hope to be.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would start with food and I love chicken so I would take them to J & J! IYKYK! If that’s not appealing then I would choose Mary Mac or Busy Bee’s. Pre-COVID, we would have definitely spent a day in the amusement parks like Six Flags or White Water but I am a little skeptical now so maybe we will spend a day at the museums instead. Definitely the civil rights museum and maybe the High if the right exhibit is being shown. I love the ocean, even though it terrifies me, so I would make sure that we spend some time at the Georgia Aquarium. The last place I would absolutely have to go is the College Football Hall of Fame because that place has so much history and they do a good job of covering ALL college football, not just Power 5. If they have never seen the city before, then I would definitely include a night on SkyView so they can enjoy the scenery. Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I wouldn’t be here without my mother’s support and my granny’s prayers. I owe everything I have and everything that I am to those women. I also want to shoutout my colleagues with DoWork Impact Group, as our mission is not an easy one, but it is necessary. I appreciate being surrounded by so many like-minded individuals who are willing to make sacrifices in order to educate, encourage, and empower the community. Lastly, I want to thank the parents who trust me with their students and allow me to play a major role in the development of the next generation. BIG SHOUTOUT TO ANYBODY WHO EVER LIKED, COMMENTED, OR SHARED ANY OF MY CONTENT! WITHOUT YOU, I WOULDN’T HAVE THIS PLATFORM TODAY!
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