EDUCATION: JR National Young Leaders Conference

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About JRNYLC: I first worked with Envision EMI in 2010 as a Faculty Advisor, a year after graduating from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University with a B.S. Degree in Elementary Education.  Junior National Young Leadership Conference) was a year-round conference at the time.  After working with JrNYLC, I gained the confidence to enter my first year as an Art Teacher at KIPP Pride High School.

After two years of working with KIPP, I rejoined JrNYLC in the summer of 2012.  At the end of the summer, this time after working with JrNYLC, I gained the confidence to resign from KIPP Pride High School for various reasons.  I then decided to take a year off from working to consider, plan, design, and create my own curriculum and standards for education.  While visiting a family member in Gloucester County, NJ, I was involved in a car collision where my truck was struck and totaled by a police car.  I then began working as an Art teacher at an Elementary and Middle School in North Philadelphia, also known as North Philly.  After working two years in Philadelphia, I decided to rejoin JrNYLC this summer to share what I’ve learned over the years.

Reflecting on my first experience as a Faculty Advisor and my current experience, I have grown majestically as a Teacher.  Hard work and dedication to my career has help me gain a status of Nobility.  Even though I continue to be stereotyped because of my swarthy appearance and American Moor ancestry, I strive to educate all children, free of prejudice, with a culturally-responsive perspective, all while providing the tools to navigate our world as a Global Leader, Master, and Scholar720°

5 thoughts on “EDUCATION: JR National Young Leaders Conference

  1. I love your Website, mostly how you incorporated who you are in it!! Keep up the great work, Continue to be you and make positive impacts on the youth.

    1. Thank you so much! It gets hard at times and is a very demanding field. I am following the righteous path as straight as I know how. All praises to the Most High! Thanks for commenting.

    2. I took ur advice and went home
      And tried to do something. Now I have an idea , an importance, a mission statement, an organization name and logo. Where do I go from now? I’ve been contacting businesses trying to get a corporate sponsor but I don’t understand what they need and what I need to do for this work. Help/advice?

  2. Thank you for sharing such positive energy! What an awesome impact you’re having on our youth; I’m so proud to be a fellow alum of North Carolina A&T Univ. Continue to share your gifts and passions, the children need more like you! God continue to bless you in your endeavors!

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