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...

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...

August 8, 2017

Part 1 of 3The A.C.T. Strategy: 

Suspension, juvenile detention centers and prison. All of these things and more are possibilities for kids these days. I know, because I’ve been there myself. Bad habits, self destructive behavior as a  teenager led to four hard years in...

May 31, 2017

A student can become disengaged for many reasons, and no matter the initial cause, helping them to become reengaged can be tricky. I believe the most effective method to turn this around is to take a more personal approach to reengaged a disengaged student, I also feel...