A multidisciplinary (501c3) nonprofit organization.

I, Carl Stafford was born & raised on the west-side of the 5th district in Kansas City, Mo. 

Attending St. Augustine & St. Elizabeth in middle school, Martin Luther King Jr for the 6th grade, Nowlin for the 7th grade, & School of the Arts in the 8th grade; then graduated from East High School in 1996.  After a short stint ordering supplies for the operating room at Truman Medical Center I decided to pursue my dreams & head west to Hollywood.  Nine months later I was back home taking basic courses at Longview Community College while an Aquatics Instructor at the YMCA; before receiving a chance to attend the Kansas City Art Institute.

Here is where everything (my life) changed.  I studied & learned the history of art.  What art meant & what it meant to be an Artist.  Receiving my Bachelors of Fine Arts in 2006 I proceeded to work in the educational field teaching a college connection class, digital & traditional art classes for K-8th graders.  Still passionate about my dreams, in 2010 I built the website www.districtYOU.com.  A simple website to showcase my work along with my friend's work &  the city.  In 2014 the idea of creating a nonprofit organization for dreamers (like myself) is how I came up with MY REGION WINS!; for 
I realized critiques & resources are vital to a Dreamer’s success.

In my free time, I love playing disc golf, tennis, basketball & am a huge UFC fan.  I love sports, the Arts and video games.  I am a momma’s boy & a grandparent’s baby.

Oh, that's Budwyzr around my neck.  My ball python I acquired while working at Wayside Waifs Animal Shelter.

I am grateful to be embarking on this amazing journey with some amazing people.  I am passionate about not only making a difference but also making history.

"If your Bruce Wayne or Diana Prince has a Batman or Wonder Woman,

let MY REGION WINS! be your Alfred."

Available for speaking engagements.  If interest email me at carl@districtyou.com.

Thank you, be great!

Carl Stafford