Montaze Cooper grew up like most Black boys in America, with two strikes already against him. The absence of a father figure and poverty made one thing for Montaze virtually inevitable. It was the life of the streets. With the state penitentiary or the grave basically awaiting him, how did this teenager turn away from a life in the streets to becoming the first in his family to attend college and become a community leader and young motivational speaker? 'The Shift In Me' will take you on Montaze Cooper's turbulent journey to triumph.