Empowered to Lift & Inspire
Agents of Light
Luis Valdes is a creative and courageous shining light who inspires everyone he meets. A hard worker and student Luis, became a member this fall of the Kappa English Honor Society at Suffolk Community college. As a recipient of the Hope House Ministries writer’s scholarship and poet, Luis knows the value of having a positive outlet to express everyday life challenges. You can find Luis at open mic nights at the Muse Collective or as a volunteer at Hope House Ministries in Port Jefferson, NY where he continues to assist men struggling with past incarceration and drug addictions. Luis started a creative workshop at Hope House ministries to help men deal with their challenges through writing and spoken word. Today E2LI honors Luis as an empowering agent of change. Shine On Luis, Shine On!