Frank Patka

In January of 2010, Frank Patka participated in an armed robbery where he and two other people held a house hostage at gunpoint to collect a debt owed for drugs. During his 6-year sentence in prison, a counselor recognized potential in him and decided to invest in helping Patka grow into a worthwhile version of himself. This act started a ripple effect of positive influence which Patka carried throughout the rest of his time served. Investing in people is risky but has the potential to create great rewards for oneself, community, and the world.