My name is Benny Ivey. I was born on April 20th 1976 and grew up between Jackson and Rankin County, Mississippi, all my life. Raised and conditioned from a very young age to be nothing more than a drug addict and an outlaw, a meth addict of 18 years and Central Mississippi Regional Captain of the Simon City Royals organization here in Central Mississippi. I began to get clean and climb from those pits of addiction and the street life in 2010. I am now almost 10 years clean from meth and 11 years retired from the organization. I’m a husband to a beautiful wife and father to a beautiful daughter, Co-owner of a small remodeling business, Co-Chair of The Strong Arms Of Jackson, Credible Messenger/Violence Interuptor Program in Jackson, Ms and solid proof that we don’t have to be Products Of Our Environment! Generational Curses can be broken! We can break the cycle! Dedicated to God, my family and mentoring youth in and out of Juvenile Detention to help set them on a path for a better life, because, I believe that once we’re able to overcome and climb from those pits, it’s our duty and obligation to turn around and lend a helping hand to the next person climbing out! That’s just being 100! Raised by Outlaws, Saved by God’s Grace!!!
Using my life story and Testimony, I share my experiences with troubled youth, and adults alike, to show them that they don’t have to be, and remain, products of their environment and that they can choose to pursue a better life..a Real life..through God and steadfast determination. With the help of my Strong Arms of Jxn Fellows, we aim to reach those who think there is no way out and help them to climb from the pits of addiction, gangs and the street life. In doing so, I hope to help repave those streets that I helped to destroy!!