My Quest To Teach

August 27, 2018

Preventing Bullying in Schools – Preparing Parents and Students

B.O.N.D. Back To School Bash in Partnership
with The i.W.A.N.N.A. Project and My Quest To Teach

Organizers and Speakers of BOND

Organizers and Speakers of BOND








Prevent Bullying in Schools –
Empowering Students
and Parents
by William Jackson, Edited by Ale’ta Turner

The issue of bullying is a danger that influences
the physical, mental and emotional security that
disrupts the culture of learning and inclusiveness
in schools. Bullying, harassment, violence, teasing
and other ways to take away the feelings of
acceptance, disrupts the culture of equality for
boys and girls and the stability of a learning culture
where everyone can be successful. Bullying destroys
the atmosphere of a classroom, of a school and even
influences the culture of community where students

Bullying takes these away and creates an underlying
level of fear, lowering of students’ self-esteem and
personal well-being. There is bullying unfortunately
happening in schools and students need to understand
they have rights that protect them and parents have
rights to information.
Hear the story of bullying….

The vision of The Turners with their son who
experienced bullying during the 2017 – 2018 school
year was to provide an opportunity with partnerships
to teach youth how to prevent bullying and embrace
learning. There are unfortunately too many students
that feel teachers do not care, administrators turn a
blind eye to bullying and some parents encourage it
as a badge of honor.

At the bash, Dr. Christina Williamson of
“The i.W.A.N.N.A Project” and William Jackson of
“My Quest To Teach” provided an interactive workshop
for young men and parents to help provide resources,
teach about the laws, documentation and personal
growth models to empower the young men attending.
To encourage the young men, they were provided lunch
boxes, book bags and other instructional materials to
prepare them to have a successful school year.
The ABC’s of Advocacy, Bully Prevention and
Community Resources set a foundation to talk to
the parents, ask questions and be engaged in
role playing, hands-on project based learning
and a Bully Pledge.

Ale’ta and Allan along with their son that experienced
bullying at their past school did not allow these
unfortunate events to keep them down. They turned
the situation around to empower, educate and encourage
others. There is more that can be done by parents,
continued community partnerships, empathy and prayer.
It will take a village to make the needed changes, if
there is not a serious effort that models Ale’ta and Allen,
kids will continue to fear going to the “safe place” that
schools should be.

More information can be obtained by contacting:
Web site:
Past Bullying Blog:
Bullying Will Not Destroy Me
Duval Schools Prevent Bullying Resources:


July 10, 2018

BOND – Back To School Bash in Jacksonville, Florida

BOND – Back To School Bash in Jacksonville, Florida


February 26, 2017

A Girls Journey Into Social Media

A Girls Journey Into Social Media
by William Jackson and Breyonna Fox
My Quest to Teach

JIW Group Photo.jpg

Journey Into Womanhood a wonderful collaboration of
young ladies from elementary age to high school held a
workshop  dedicated to teaching about Social Media
safety and responsibility, the prevention of Cyberbullying
and the problems Sexting causes in destroying a girls
reputation and potentially their future career choices.

Elexia Coleman the director and visionary of the program
provides educational,  intellectual, culturally bonding and
community experiences that help girls and young  ladies
grow and blossom in an environment that is encouraging
and engaging.

JIW is an opportunity for girls and young ladies to experience
presentations on multiple levels of activity; professionals like
William Jackson and his intern Breyonna Fox talked to the
ladies on serious subjects that potentially influence decisions
that can have social and career influences.

Asya and Breyonna Fox

Ms. Fox spoke on her experiences on being bullied and how
Sexting can destroy lives and involve law enforcement.
Ms. Fox shared how girls in high school are under the false
ideas that Sexting is glamorous until their photos are shared
with others that where not intended to see them because of
breaking up with friends and trying to impress a boy or girl.

Boys are involved in Sexting as well and can suffer social and
criminal investigation. There are legal issues that could result
in charges of pornography and child endangerment that may
follow a boy or girl through their life. Ms. Fox shared that  each
girl present  should have personal self-confidence and
self-respect. “The unfortunate reality is that  girls and women
have committed suicide because of Bullying and Sexting.”
Breyonna Fox


William Jackson a teacher in the public school system and a
Professor at Edward Waters College shares with the young
ladies that there is nothing a boy or man can provide that is
more important than personal respect and pride. Through
education a young lady and woman can achieve great things
above and beyond the material things a person like a boy or
girl can give them.

The title of the workshop, “How to be Dope and Responsible
on Social Media,” is available to other organizations that work
with youth, teens and young  adults.  Mr. Jackson speaks at the
international conference Preventing Crime in the Black
Community on preventing bullying, cyberbullying, the power
of incorporating STEM in  education and many aspects of
Social Media.

Volunteers are key to the success of JIW program that will be
celebrating the end of another program year on
Sunday, April 9th  2017 at their annual banquet. JIW is a 501c3
program and accepts donations to provide services to the
participants that will have life-long influence to help the
young ladies grow into future leaders in business, finance,
commerce, education and other careers that fulfill dreams.

The rewarding results of JIW can be seen in the community
involvement of girls and young ladies like Taylor Richardson
#AstronautStarBright, she is working to become an astronaut
and travel to Mars and back,  Taylor and her mom are working
to help girls and women in Jacksonville to see the movie
“Hidden Figures.” They were both invited by the Obama
administration to the White House premiere. Sitting with
current and past NASA astronauts, the actors of Hidden
Figures, First Lady Michelle Obama and other dignitaries.


Taylor along with other young ladies are doing extraordinary
things in the community and bringing awesome media and news
reports of the great contributions young ladies are providing in
Jacksonville, Florida.

Sponsorship’s and donations are welcomed by JIW to help
continue the works they do in the community that influence
positive directions and accomplishments.

Journey Into Womanhood –
JIW Facebook –
The Program

Additional Photos from 2017 -2016 – 2015 Workshops on
STEAM – Cyberbullying – Social Media – Sexting – Education

October 9, 2016

October is Bullying Prevention Month

October is Bullying Prevention Month






Bully Prevention Month kicked
off on Saturday, October 1.

The Center for Disease Control states that students who
are bullied are more likely to experience low self-esteem
and isolation, perform poorly in school, have fewer friends
in school, have a negative view of school, and experience
physical symptoms (such as headaches, stomachaches, or
problems sleeping) including mental health issues
(depression, suicidal thoughts, and anxiety).

Find out more about preventing bullying and regarding
Bully Prevention Month by visiting DCPS Bullying
Prevention webpage and resources provided by
My Quest To Teach








Duval County Public Schools

Bullying Prevention Links

Duval County Public School Links and Resources

The Official Anti-Bullying Video Collaboration
with Responsible ARTistry & Cut-n-Edge Cartoons

Whitehouse Conference on Bullying

Stop Bullying

Stop Bullying with My Quest To Teach





Prevent Bullying session at:
Arlington Country Day School
Jacksonville, Florida

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