De’Quan Wilson grew up in the Tampa Bay community and was raised by a single mother with three siblings. Growing up, he helped raise his siblings, graduated high school and went to college. Now, he dedicates his life to inspiring youth as a 4th grade teacher in the inner city of Tampa. In addition to teaching, he regularly gives back to the Boys & Girls Club that he grew up being a part of. He is the true epitome of turning obstacles into opportunities.