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“RISING STAR AWARD Let’s Be Bold is not just the title of Ituha Cloud’s debut album, it’s also his mantra for young people everywhere, especially those who suffer from mental illness and substance use. Cloud is bold in sharing the pain of his own past. He is bold in encouraging others to find help. Driven to the streets in anger over a troubled family life, Cloud started to use drugs at a young age. His escalating substance use over the years — combined with depression — caused him to lose his home, his new family, and hope. It was only when he entered treatment at a community mental health center that Cloud began to heal. A deep faith experience and the positive people he allowed into his life renewed him. He had to overcome the belief that he did not deserve any better. Today, Cloud is the health and wellness recovery coach at InterAct. He shares his story with troubled youth, churches, Narcotics Anonymous support groups, conference attendees, and concert goers through spea”

“Kalamazoo Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (KCMHSAS) is pleased to announce that Board Member Ituha Cloud has been selected by the National Council for Behavioral Health’s Rising Star Award. Ituha Cloud was selected by a panel of judges as a 2014 Inspiring Hope Award in the Rising Star Category which “Recognizes an individual who has been active in behavioral health for less than 10 years, and has demonstrated extraordinary leadership, courage, and compassion in caring for persons with mental illness, advocating on their behalf, or introducing and implementing novel treatment and support programs.” The National Council stated that Ituha was selected from a group of 750 applicants: • A grant in the amount of $10,000 to be donated to the organization of his choice; • A trophy, inscribed with his name and category; • Airfare and hotel expenses for Ituha and one guest, plus two complimentary tickets to the National Council’s Awards of Excellence Celebratio”

“Ituha Cloud spoke to my social work class and killed it! Much love and appreciation friend!”

“I have always loved hip hop music but its hard to find any that is positive and without swearing. Ituha rips it up with awesome lyrics and great beats!!!”

“Radiant Youth is honored to have Ituha Cloud perform live Wednesday April 10. This won't be Radiant Youth as usual! Invite some friends and watch the roof get tore off!”

“You were amazing. My students were so impressed. Thank you! And many blessings to you.”

“Thank You! It was great having you to Celebrate Recovery at Kalamazoo Community Church. What a blessing! ”

“Thank you Ituha Cloud for coming out to Impact Youth and sharing your heart and talent! We were blessed by Gods work in your life. I have already had requests to have you back.”

“Thanks for blessing so many tonight with your gift. I'm honored to call you friend!!!”

“What an awesome show Ituha Cloud put on at Contagious Youth Sunday night what a heart for God this talented man has, excited to see where God takes him”

“The Kalamazoo Gospel Mission is holding a special Good Friday service on Friday, March 29th from 8:30-11:30am. The Mission would like to invite the community to attend. Special guest presenter, Ituha Cloud, will share his testimony about his life as a homeless individual prior to his transformation into a public speaker and musical performer. Cloud will also be entertaining the audience with rap music and a message about his life as a Christian. In addition, there will be anointing prayer and communion offered at this service. Please join us for a morning of musical worship, heartwarming testimonies and prayer services in celebration of ‘Good Friday at the Mission’. More information can be found on the events calendar at www.kzoogospel.org.”

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