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Man starts organization to encourage kids to never give up on their dreams in Waco

Posted at 8:15 AM, Feb 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-28 09:22:31-05

WACO, TX — Edward McFloyd moved here from Louisiana when he was a kid, and he found it hard to make friends.

"I was different, ya know, my accent was different, and it was hard because no body knew who I was," McFloyd said.

He has created an organization called Sandbox Dreams. With his organization, he goes to schools in Central Texas and tells kids his story.

The name Sandbox Dreams comes from a time where he remembers being a kid, playing in the sandbox. He said he always had a wild imagination and big goals to achieve.

"Then you get older and you become an adult, you kinda lose sight of your dreams, so the idea is once you get older - keep the same ideas and dreams," McFLoyd said.

Talking to kids as West Avenue Elementary, he inspired students to pursue their passion and to always reach for the sky.