Youthful Manifestations of Ascendancy
By: James E. King, M. Ed.
About the Book
As a Youth Non-Violence Advocate/motivator/mentor/coach and public speaker, James E. King’s involvement with youth-focused programs began long before his retirement from Ford Motor Company. As such, he is acutely aware that today’s youth needs committed advocates who motivate and inspire them at a time when youth violence, illegal drug use, and deaths are at an all-time high. We have forgotten that today’s youth are our post 9-11 babies and face very high levels of personal anxiety.
This book is both timely and timeless and provides insight into self-motivation, encouragement, engagement, and personal responsibility. King’s personal stories show that unlimited possibilities are within reach and, as he so often states, “When you change your mind – you change everything.”
Every school and household with a teen can use this book to begin and continue open and candid discussions with youth regarding personal growth and personal fulfillment. King strongly believes that a zip code does not, and should not, determine one’s dreams and/or his or her ability to reach them. This is a must-read for youth 10-24 and any adult that engages them. This book is also an easy read with amazing potential to capture the imaginations of today’s youth and assist them in identifying and more effectively utilizing their “Personal Throne of Power” as they pursue individual dreams and the personal gratifications that accompany them.
About the Author
A retired human resources executive, James E. King has experience in operations management, human resources development, human resources management, leadership training & development, and organizational development and consulting. King has an M. Ed from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, and a B.S. degree from Grambling State University, Grambling, Louisiana.
As a youth mentor and motivator, King has received the following recognitions:
Mentor of the Year, Winning Futures/2013
Rare Everyday HERO, Winning Futures/2014
Meritorious Service Award, Men & Boys Advancement, Welcome Baptist Church