Thursday, February 10, 2011

Our Youth Need & Want Direction From Us --- The Adults!

Thoughts By: B. Brown (BREG)

When our young people "act out" and/or "act up," they are usually seeking attention and love! A simple "hello" or "how are you doing?" can change a young person's day around in a heartbeat. As adults, we must give direction to our own children and all the young people that we encounter. I kind word and a smile will go a long way! Try it for a day. Smile and offer a kind word to adults and young people alike and see the response that receive!

Let's lead our young people in the right direction!!!

Jay-Z's lyrics from his song "Regrets" (Reasonable Doubt Album, 1996) hits the point of young people needing and wanting guidance .......

"You used to hold me, told me that I was the best/Anything in this world I want I could possess/All that made me want is all that I could get/In order to survive, gotta learn to live with regrets ..."

Jay-Z's insight on the lyrics above (from his book DECODED).

"This is another example of how something seemingly innocent can take a turn. My mother's love and belief in me made me think that I could have anything I wanted in this world, but without direction that ambition led me into situations I wasn't ready for and decisions that I'd have to live with for the rest of my life. Here I tried to capture in a few words that turn from an innocent kid absorbing his mother's love to a young man old before his time burdened with unspeakable regrets."

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

All Young People Are Creative!

*By B. Brown (BREG)

I would like to introduce you to my good friend Hotep and his business partner Mike Johnson. I've had the pleasure of having Hotep present to youth groups that I have been involved with in the past, and he has always delivered positive messages! I have even used his book THE HUSTLER'S 10 COMMANDMENTS in my lecture series to youth.

Checkout what Hotep and Mike are doing with their Creative Literacy Workshop Series!

All young people are creative. They express their creative genius in a variety of ways. Our youth are imaginative writers, talented artists, gifted speakers, lovely singers, hilarious comedians, amazing visionaries, great actors, exceptional dancers and brilliant poets.

Show them how to use their talents!

Hotep and Mike's hands-on workshops teach standards based on language arts skills and show youth how the lessons they are learning in the classroom are used in the real-world to write books, comics, music albums, movies, video games and more to create wealth!

Watch your children's grades, attitudes and imaginations soar!


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