Founder, activist, and philanthropist Ozzy Ramos is a native New Yorker and of Puerto Rican descent. He was mentored and molded by the principles and philosophies of the late Mr. John M. Davis, fellow high school teacher and human rights activist whom Ozzy respectfully refers to him as his “White Shadow”. Their daily relationship grew to be that of father and son for a period of 33 years. Mr. Davis invested many years in taking the streets out of Ozzy and mentoring him about life’s greatest lessons, purpose, and challenges. Mr. Davis put a great emphasis on Ozzy’s personal growth, purpose for being, having a voice of reason, making a difference, giving back to community, and becoming a productive citizen within our society. Although Mr. Davis’s presence and daily lecture lessons are missed by Ozzy, there is a comfort that his journey represents many of his ideals, vision, and theories regarding life choices, dealing with consequences, how to bring about change for the greater good, and to exit this world leaving it a better place than born into.
Ozzy has a great appreciation for life and is seldom known to wear his heart on his sleeves when it comes to his passion regarding youth development. His philanthropic heart to make a difference comes from his life experience and quest for the greater good. Ozzy served his country faithfully for a little over 20 years and with the United States Marine Corps where he attained a notable rank as a Chief Warrant Officer 3. Since his retirement in 2005, Ozzy owns and operates an investigative firm called C U CLEAR, which can be found on the web at www.cuclear.com. As a Marine he enforced national policy, but now has taken on a greater mission in paying it forward and mentoring youths as Mr. Davis once did with him. Ozzy has a passion for educating adolescents about sex education and other prevention topics that cause youths to go astray. More information regarding Ozzy’s Journey and passion can be found at www.ozzysjourney.org .