Pernell Bush

Pernell Bush

President / CEO


No Limit Health and Education

Chicago, IL USA


People are going to be looking for you to bend, to break. But are you going to give them what they want? Or are you going to continue to fight forward?

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Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has taken me all over.
His mother went to prison when he was in the third grade; he spent some of his childhood in a house without electricity or water.
By the time he was a senior in high school, he had been to jail three times, a cycle he calls "riding in circles".
Finally, he knew he had to break the routine; he drove to the nearest military recruiting station and signed up for the Marine Corps.
Because they knew he had an anger problem, his superiors would constantly get in his face and dare Pernell to hit them.
Eventually, he broke down in tears; his senior officer pulled him aside and said, "They're trying to break you. Are you going to give them what they want?"
From that day forward, he made a conscious decision to continue to fight forward; graduated as one of the top four recruits in his class.
After two tours of Iraq, he finished his service; had a series of failures, failed out of college, ran two businesses into the ground.
Hearing that three men he'd served with had died inspired him to go back to college; now he's in graduate school and working with The Mission Continues.
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Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Social Work
Valencia College
graduate
Graduate
Social Work
University of Central Florida
Career

Career

President / CEO

My life mission is to edify, strengthen, and empower those I encounter.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Government
Government
Non-Profit Organizations
Non-Profit Organizations
Teaching / Mentoring
Teaching / Mentoring

Day to Day

As President and CEO of No Limit Health and Education, I focus on the core functions of the organization to enable it to achieve its long-term vision. My areas of focus include: strategy, finance, board management, fundraising, and program delivery.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Military experience taught me how to be a leader, how to be humble, and how to listen. Learning those three skills in any capacity is essential.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Hustle! You have to go and create the life that you want.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
Social Work
graduate
Graduate
Social Work
Hurdles

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"Why are you so emotional? You act like you are angry at the world."

Growing up I had a really bad anger problem and found that it was easy to blame my issues on the bad things in my life that I couldn't control. It's taken years - and I'm still working on it - to overcome this. It takes learning how to talk about it and channel that anger into more constructive behavior.

Challenges I Overcame

Financial
Financial

My early years were very tough. We lived in a house with no lights or water for two years.

Formerly Incarcerated
Formerly Incarcerated

Fast forward to high school and I had already been to jail three times. I got caught for drug possession and stealing cars. I got caught in a repetitive circle.

Single Parent
Single Parent

My mother went to prison when I was going into third grade.

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