Barlay Consulting seeks a balance helping St. Louis young immigrants adjust to US

Brian Barlay, a Sierra Leone immigrant moved to Jefferson City when he was just 15 years old, he brought along his dreams and hopes of achieving the American dream. However, they were soon spoiled with his first experience of life in a wealthy capitalist society – homelessness. 

“It was tough, my American dream was tarnished,” said Barlay.

Back in Sierra Leone, Heaven was at the top and America was right beneath it. Barlay thought everyone in America was wealthy, his mom told him, “son, welcome to America.” Read more here.