The strongest steel is forged from the hottest flame. Like in the
case of Bobby Roy, an Education Programs Consultant with the
California Department of Education, life’s turns can feel like
Hell, but the heat can forge your strength and push you toward
success. It also helps if your army in battle is Local 1000.
In 2000, Bobby Roy’s mother, a preschool teacher at the YMCA,
died and left the 21-year old with their South Sacramento house
and the care of his grandmother. His mother also blessed him with
a concrete goal for survival.