March 25, 2019

​​​​​​​As a kid growing up in South Central Los Angeles, I can remember everyone talking about McDonald's and their secret sauce.  Do you know what's in that secret sauce?

What about Colonel Sanders’ (Founder of KFC) 11 secret herbs and spices that are safeguarded under...

December 11, 2018

"There is tremendous power in a positive greeting!"

In one of my speeches, I talk about an educator that played a huge part in helping me to turn my life around while I was serving time in prison.  Every time he saw me he would say, "Hello, what's up there Mr. Humphrey!...

July 4, 2018

If someone asked you  whether or not you’ve ever been incarcerated what would you say?
According to a recent survey only 45 percent of Americans are satisfied with their  jobs.

So a whopping 55 percent of Americans are reporting to a job they are unhappy with. That 55 p...

June 1, 2018

Connecting with youth can be tough for educators, parents, tutors and youth leaders. It’s an ongoing struggle that, over time, can cause some to give up.

Remember that behind the hard front, lies a child with untapped greatness who may be just one connection away from r...

May 11, 2018

When a student is particularly tough to crack, it’s important to understand that they may be putting up an emotional barrier purposely in order to protect themselves inside, and these students that may appear 'hard' could actually be using a self-defense mechanism in o...

April 3, 2018

Though we are all born into different circumstances, every child has within a tiny seed of greatness. Whether that seed lies dormant or eventually blossoms depends in large part on external factors. Whether you’re a parent, educator, or a caregiver, you play an importa...