My Quest To Teach

September 28, 2018

Supporting Local Authors, Bloggers, Poets and Spoken Word Artist

Authors' RoundTable

Authors’ RoundTable

Supporting Local Authors, Bloggers, Poets and Spoken Word Artist
by William Jackson and Aida Correa
My Quest To Teach #MyQuestToTeach and LoveBuilt Life #LoveBuiltLife

Supporting local authors in Jacksonville and surrounding counties
is not just purchasing their books, although that is a great way
to keep them writing. There are other ways to encourage and keep
them inspired. The Authors’ RoundTable is a gathering of authors
that are published, seeking to be published and not quite there yet.

The discussions at the roundtable range from the serious issues of
publishing challenges, when you don’t have the money how to make
things work for you, graphic design, text formatting, copyright
violations, ISBN numbers, Branding, Marketing strategies and more.

The fellowship and camaraderie is infectious and the knowledge being
shared will help novice to professional writers and authors improve
their skills, talents and expand their Brands. Knowing your audience
is important to growing and expanding the writing craft.

Bloggers, Microbloggers, Podcasters and others will gain valuable
information as well because without technology no one will be able
to find you. The diverse web hosting companies from Blue Host,
Siteground and GoDaddy each offers tools, but authors each need their
personal tool set.

Authors of diverse genres, ages, subject areas and generational pasts
share openly and honestly to help others not to repeat their mistakes.
The Authors’ RoundTable is guided by Regina Edwards
authorsroundtable@gmail.com to be the ultimate learning experience
where many points of literary development and engagement are discussed.
Mrs. Edwards, a respected author herself shares the passion of being a
published author and the opportunities to change lives through literature.
Each meeting provides authors to share who they are, what they write
and their motivations for writing.

Authors are encouraged to share experiences so those of less experience
will learn from veteran authors and not repeat experiences with finances,
publishing, writing, traveling to book signings and even attending
conferences.

Past meeting have featured local artists, bloggers, social media
experts and artists as guest speakers.
William Jackson, a blogger that is nationally and internationally
respected shared the value of Social Media postings, finding your Niche
and why authors should attend technology conferences in a past workshop.
The ability to reach a wider audience through Twitter and Instagram
to share an authors words and passion with “microblogging” and
“photoblogging.”

Valerie Pruitt, a poet and Podcaster shared with the audience in
another workshop what poetry is in the ears, eyes and even feelings of
those that experience poetry on various formats and platforms.
The interpretation of the spoken word using text, photos and even music.
She is the author of “I Fit In Nowhere,” (2018).

The Authors’ RoundTable is held at Highlands Library on the third
Tuesday of the month from 6pm to 8pm. Will have
William Jackson, Digital Innovator of My Quest To Teach and Aida Correa,
LoveBuiltLife.

They will speak on using Social Media and Branding, share your Niche
and connect with others of like minds. Providing resources and tools
to assist in growing faster and smarter as a writer and content  creator.
Speaking on digital tools to promote authors, tips and  tricks of web
development and marketing. Being authentically you and engagement
of your audience. Being seen and active in the community is
important also.

The workshops are fun, informative and engaging. Students in high school
and higher education are welcomed to attend and parents must attend
with their children.

Additional information can be requested from
authorsroundtable@gmail.com

Resources:
Authors Should Understand the Value of Their Brands
https://www.metrojacksonville.com/forum/index.php/topic,34964.0.html

 

Photos from Authors’ RoundTable September 2018

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July 11, 2018

Vision Keepers and New Town Success Zone – Transformative Community Engagement

 

George Maxey

George Maxey

Vision Keepers and New Town Success Zone – Transformative Community Engagement
by William Jackson
Member of the Social Media Team with NTSZ and VK

Vision Keepers and New Town Success Zone have made
transformative changes in the Jacksonville, Florida
community. Impacting individuals, families and the
potential generational challenges that are being faced.
There are resources and collaborations to strengthen
community unity, building entrepreneurism,
encouraging business ownership, access to business
capital and health related information with collaborations and
cooperation with medical professionals across Jacksonville.

There is access to resources and services that
help to provide investment and re-investment
opportunities to build and re-build diverse sections
of the community especially those classified as
in-need, under-serviced, economically stressed, poverty
stricken and other descriptions for challenged neighborhoods.

Business ownership, entrepreneurial methods, mental health
services, access to business capital, business
educational resources, training’s in social media,
web development and even partnerships with community
organizations both for profit and not for profit
are opening up. The availability of resources and services
that in many cases are lacking or unavailable.

Vision Keepers and New Town Success Zone collaborations,
cooperation and monthly meetings are strengthening
the building of small and medium size businesses.
The cultural, gender and ethnic diversity of the community
allows for growth and partnerships as never before seen.
Reaching out to the community using digital technologies,
word of mouth, media elements and even involving students
from the historic Edward Waters College, the oldest HBCU
in Florida.

Information is vital as each generation enters into a
culture of informational awareness and digital access.
Where those who have access to information also have
access to financial growth, economic stability, educational
enhancement and generational wealth.

Listed below are blogs written to inspire, engage, educate
and encourage continued growth in the Jacksonville community
especially for those communities that are economically
distressed. Programs are being developed that address
literacy, starting and running a business, digital access
to web development and social media platforms.

Vision Keepers and New Town Success Zone can be accessed
by Facebook pages, Instagram and the new web site.
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/VisionKeepersofNewTown/
Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/visionkeepersofnewtown/
Phone:
904 470 8899
Email:
wellnessrxjax@gmail.com

Digital information is sharing information that empowers,
educates, engages and enlightens the community. Blogging
or writing is only part of the process to share information.
Social Media platforms supplement a web presence and allow
mobile digital access.

Below are links to blogs written by community engagers,
educators and consultants.

This is a video blog with Mr. Maxey that set the tone for
the expansion and growth of NTSZ and VK.
https://www.facebook.com/myvillageproject/videos/1602088006486991/

Additional videos:
Beyond the Core with WJCT – Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OwCPufowTw

NTSZ Food Giveaways
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkdJ9oivBpI

Bringing Knowledge to The Community
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzcWXlLjack

Doctors and Nutrition
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLA-Iqcalyg

Health Decisions
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdRdWvKnllU

Do You Know Community Works
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HB3h1zU7aPQ

New Town Success Zone
https://myquesttoteach.wordpress.com/ntszvk

Vision Keepers Economic Development Meeting
https://www.instagram.com/p/BkLxpFxgTQH/?utm_source=ig_twitter_share&igshid=eg0y7kmr53fm

The Vision of Vision Keepers
https://myquesttoteach.wordpress.com/2017/10/14/the-vision-of-vision-keepers-and-new-town-success-zone/

Increase Your Entrepreneurial and I-Trepreurial
https://myquesttoteach.wordpress.com/2018/04/08/increase-your-entrepreneurial-and-i-trepreurial-vision-in-2018/

What Is Your Vision of Northeast Florida
https://myquesttoteach.wordpress.com/2017/08/25/what-is-your-vision-of-northwest-jacksonville/

Vision Keepers and NTSZ
https://hbcuconnect.com/cgi-bin/blog.cgi?blog_id=327577&cid=6&club_id=&event_id=

What is Your Vision of NW Jacksonville
http://thyblackman.com/2017/08/24/what-is-your-vision-of-northwest-jacksonville/

21 Business Take-aways from Vision Keepers
http://thyblackman.com/2017/09/28/21-business-take-aways-from-vision-keepers/

Business and Economic Growth
https://myquesttoteach.wordpress.com/2017/07/28/new-town-success-zone-business-economic-growth/

The Growth Potential of Northwest Jacksonville, Florida
https://myquesttoteach.wordpress.com/2017/08/14/the-growth-potential-of-northwest-jacksonville-florida/

George Maxey – TEDx
http://thyblackman.com/2017/10/13/george-maxey-of-new-town-success-zone-participates-in-tedxfscj/

ThyBlackMan
http://thyblackman.com/2017/10/13/george-maxey-of-new-town-success-zone-participates-in-tedxfscj/

Business Economic Growth
https://www.metrojacksonville.com/forum/index.php?topic=34215.0

WJCT Beyond the Core
http://news.wjct.org/post/wjcts-beyond-core-northeast-florida-listening-tour

 

July 10, 2018

BOND – Back To School Bash in Jacksonville, Florida

BOND – Back To School Bash in Jacksonville, Florida

BOND

October 2, 2017

George Maxey of New Town Success Zone Participates in TEDxFSCJ

George Maxey of New Town Success Zone Participates in TEDxFSCJ
by William Jackson, My Quest To Teach
#MyQuestToTeach

George Maxey, Executive Director of New Town Success
Zone,  Lashontah Holiday, Project Coordinator/Data
Analysis Manager and William Jackson, Educator,
Community Activist, Social Media Visionary with
My Quest To Teach attended the TEDxFSCJ with a
discussion focusing on the effects of violence and
incarceration, the lived realities of racism and
gender-based trauma, the economic roots of crime,
and policy innovations within the criminal justice
system.
The seriousness of the growth of youth crime and
violence was the central focus of this panel discussion
centered around the causes of youth, teens and young
adults that enter into the justice system because of
criminal involvement. Additional focus was on
prevention and understanding why this is happening
and the value of improving the educational system
to help youth and teens that have been in the justice
system. The importance of having youth,
teens and  young adults part of the discussion with
the State Attorney Office, law enforcement and even
collaboration with state, local and national governmental
agencies to prevent crime by youth, teens
and young adults.
Titled “Common Stories, Uncommon Futures”
George E. Maxey, the Executive director of the New Town
Success Zone participated in the TEDxFSCJ panel discussion,
also present and participating were:
Melissa W. Nelson, the State Attorney for Florida’s
Fourth Judicial Circuit.
Kimberly Hall, professor of criminal justice at Florida
State College at Jacksonville.
Christina Parrish Stone, Executive Director of the
Springfield Preservation and Revitalization Council, Inc.
Davin Brown, 17-year-old senior at Robert E. Lee High
School and a founding member of the EVAC Movement.
Alyssa Beck, advocacy specialist for the Delores
Barr Weaver Policy Center, with a passion for improving
the lives of young women. New Town Success Zone,
Vision Keepers and community volunteers are working
to bring about change in communities by providing
relevant resources and experts in diverse fields that
are teaching in fields such as medical information,
business ownership, entrepreneurial growth,
building self-confidence and community collaborations.
Workshops are being offered and monthly training
to engage community members and build self-esteem,
community pride and continued participation in
the education system to provide a motivating force
for children.
Communication is very important from using
Social Media platforms like Facebook to word of mouth,
workshops and even food giveaways. Multiple strategies
to feed the mind and body.
More information can be found at:
Vision Keepers
https://www.facebook.com/VisionKeepersofNewTown/
George Maxey
https://www.facebook.com/george.maxey.90
Additional Photos from event provided by 
Wm Jackson 
http://s1211.photobucket.com/user/williamdjackson/slideshow/TEDxFSCJ%20Youth%20Crime

 

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