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Business Leaders Inspire Kids to Achieve and Believe


Boys Town New England welcomed Dustin Brown (Primerica Financial Services) and Matt Espeut (Fit Body Boot Camp) to our Bazarsky Portsmouth Campus on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, for our monthly Business Leaders Dinner.  

Dustin and Matt shared their personal stories, including philosophies and experiences in achieving their personal and professional successes.  

Boys Town New England Development Director Glenn Hofmann was extremely appreciative of the time and attention Dustin and Matt gave to our kids: “It’s remarkable to have business leaders like Dustin and Matt on campus to interact with our kids and provide first-hand inspiration. To hear these stories provides valuable insight and shows our kids that overcoming adversity is truly possible.”

Matt spoke about when he faces obstacles, adversity and disappointment, he gets up every morning telling himself he can make it. He lives by the “law of attraction,” which dictates that if you believe in something and never give up your pursuit, you’ll achieve your goal.

A fitness, health and wellness entrepreneur, author, motivational speaker and philanthropist, Matt has a strong and influential presence in Rhode Island. He talked about the importance of training, nutrition and wellness. The kids were so motivated by him that they all participated in one of his signature workouts.

“I was very impressed with everyone's manners. That was what stood out to me most,” Dustin said. “Matt and I both said to each other the moment we walked out, ‘wow that place is awesome’ and how lucky those kids are to have a home like that.”

We are lucky to have people like Dustin and Matt to inspire our kids through our Business Leader Dinners. This newly implemented program invites local business leaders to have dinner with our kids and share their personal experiences with them.