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Record expunged for Columbus community activist after work with youth

A Columbus man is now mentoring children and has turned his life around following several years in jail from drug charges.

A Columbus man is now mentoring children and has turned his life around following several years in jail from drug charges.

Terry Green moved to Columbus as a pre-teen to live with his mother. He found himself living on the streets after she went to jail.

“At the age of 15 I was a homeless youth and was disconnected from my father and that’s when the challenges in terms of selling drugs and being a part of drug trafficking and drug possession,” Green said.

Starting in 2009, Green spent about four years in jail. When he was released, he started his non-profit organization “Think. Make. Live. Youth”.

“Providing innovative leadership programs, workforce development opportunities, career readiness and social justice [to the youth],” Green said.

Working to create a better life for the youth he works with, he decided to do something for himself and file to get his record expunged.

“The prosecutor actually made an objection to my expungement as soon as I put my application in without knowing who I was or anything that I’ve done in the community.”

Green reached out to those he’s worked with over the years and received dozens of letters on his behalf to expunge his record.

Friday, July 24, without a hearing, a judge approved Green’s request to expunge his record. Now he’s continuing to help others like him create a better future for themselves.

A Columbus man is now mentoring children and has turned his life around following several years in jail from drug charges.

Terry Green moved to Columbus as a pre-teen to live with his mother. He found himself living on the streets after she went to jail.

“At the age of 15 I was a homeless youth and was disconnected from my father and that’s when the challenges in terms of selling drugs and being a part of drug trafficking and drug possession,” Green said.

Starting in 2009, Green spent about four years in jail. When he was released, he started his non-profit organization “Think. Make. Live. Youth”.

“Providing innovative leadership programs, workforce development opportunities, career readiness and social justice [to the youth],” Green said.

Working to create a better life for the youth he works with, he decided to do something for himself and file to get his record expunged.

“The prosecutor actually made an objection to my expungement as soon as I put my application in without knowing who I was or anything that I’ve done in the community.”

Green reached out to those he’s worked with over the years and received dozens of letters on his behalf to expunge his record.

Friday, July 24, without a hearing, a judge approved Green’s request to expunge his record. Now he’s continuing to help others like him create a better future for themselves.