My Quest To Teach

April 8, 2018

Increase Your Entrepreneurial and I-trepreurial Vision in 2018

William Jackson My Quest To Teach

Increase Your Entrepreneurial and I-trepreneurial
Vision in 2018

by William Jackson #MyQuestToTeach
Resources by New Town Success Zone and Vision Keepers
“Fill you life with people that are good for you.”
Phoebe Leija 2018
The most important part about growing is making the mental
decision to do so. New Town Success Zone / Vision Keepers
is there to help and support. Just as importantly the
mentality of change must come first.
Many people fail when they say that they are ready for change
because it is from emotional stimulation not mental declaration.
Going to church is emotionally filled, everyone is hyped,
everyone is clapping, singing, dancing and even
high fiving strangers.
When service is over “BAM” reality sets in and its back to normal.
The intellectual design is discarded and there is no plan to
move forward. In order to change the reality, first change the
thinking. It seems that emotion can spark a desire for change,
applied properly brings about change.
Sustaining come by planning and strategically applying your skills,
talents and using the resources you have.
The goal; improve yourself, the mission; to establish consistancy
and build to make sure change is in the direction of growth. How
can someone make resolutions for a new year then not start or
continue to move forward with the same mentality? Consistancy
and a formative plan that is executed and followed.
People of color are learning that the luxuries of today are
the necessities of tommorrow. Each generation should be better
than the next if there is a mental plan to do so.
In retrospect people of color did not know, did not care or
have “forgotten that between 1901 and 1910 approximately 800
African Americans were lynched with the deliberate intent to
keep them mentally submissive and lviing in physical poverty,
educational ignorance and confined to a death mentality.”
“My Face Is Black Is True” Francis Berry 2005 is an awesome
book to read and share.
The United States of America has proven that it will only
provide enough assistance to aid in economic, political and
educational success, the balance falls on people of color
that must have a desire to get out of a defeated mentality.
The current Presidential administration has shown its contempt
for people of color so again there must be efforts to move
forward and bring others along.
As a parent, professional educator and community activist
I strongly feel that people of color still have much to offer
this nation. Moving forward requires making proper preparations
and planning. The mental capacity to be critical thinkers,
thought leaders, higher order problem solvers are essential
to the building of this nation.
To be a leader in this nation and the world depends on the
capacity to strive beyond the perceived limitations of
educational, mental and financial access.
“Get rid of the “grasshopper” mentality that being to small
to make a change in this land of giants.”
Minister Thoran Brown – Westside Church of Christ 2017
Young people like Marley Dias, the founder of #1000 Black Girl
Books, Deyonna Burton of #SPEAR creating seminars and workshops
to address social and economic justice, Angie Nixon and her
daughter Natalie creating the Adventures of Moxie Girl and
STEAM advocates like Taylor Richardson.
There are many others and even many that are growing into
their purpose of change. Each is an inspiration to girls,
women, boys and men to work hard academically and give
back to their communities.
New Town Success Zone and Vision Keepers can aid in the
mental change people are seeking, people of color should
have dreams, goals, purpose and power in their thinking.
The influence of NTSZ / VK is monumental in creating learning
opportunties from free GED Classes, changing Health Disparities,
building foundations for Economic Development and serving the
community from volunteering.
Parents should expose their children to as many learning
opportunties as possible to take advantage of the services
and tools available. Moving through 2018 should be strategic
and planned. Growing out of a mentality that delivers
from economic poverty, educational ignorance and financial
servitude.
Children should not be condemed and cursed to the failures
of their parents nor the mistakes that drag the family down.
The change of mentality is more important and lasting than
the temporary emotional flux of emotions that are influenced
by our environments.
People of color why just reach for the sky when there is a
vast open space above the sky that very few are willing to
explore. Be authentic and be genuine in your vision and purpose.

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May 31, 2017

Women of Color and Culture Need To Start Businesses

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Women of Color and Culture Need To Start Businesses
by William Jackson
Social Media Visionary “My Quest To Teach”

“Xplosion 2017 A Break Through to a New You”

“There has never been a quiet Xplosion – live life!!!”
Terri Drummond, Community Activist and Entrepreneur

The ability to make significant changes in homes, communities,
or even in cities must be accomplished through education and
business involvement. Being an entrepreneur offers the
opportunity to create not just financial stability, it creates
opportunities for generational financial stability and continued
successes.
The recent “Xplosion 2017: A Breakthrough to a New You”
summit has shown that women of color and culture can be
successful in business and being entrepreneurs.
To have progress people must have control of their finances,
they must be able to determine where their monies are going
and what to invest in to make qualitative and quantitative
change.

Present at the summit where over 50 women that earned
higher educational degrees and involved in some form of
business and entrepreneurialism. Attending also where
young women with dreams of owning their own business,
not just working for someone else.

The Keynote speaker Dr. Monekka Munroe, Virginia Union
University, TEDx Speaker, and CEO of Great Minds Publishing
shared her educational and professional journey.
Achieving educational success and business success are only
accessible through determination, having a plan and the under-
standing that you must set goals, monitor your associations,
value education and learning. Life is a life-long journey of living
and learning.

The “Xplosion 2017: A Breakthrough to a New You” allowed
women to share their testimonies of having to overcome
challenges from family issues, educational challenges and
even medical challenges that may strike unexpectedly.
The importance of a strong prayer life and walking with a
purpose are fundamental keys to remaining mentally and
spiritually stable.

The summit encouraged the opportunity of unity and
collaboration of future projects and initiatives that will
benefit more families in their respective communities.
Business cards were readily shared to provide a platform
of community resources that showed economic strength
and the influence of commerce.

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every
experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.”
Eleanor Roosevelt #WomenInBusiness #BlackGirlsRock

Women have historically been denied access to the resources
to build their dreams, education provides the necessary
mental materials to understand the process and purpose of
how to start, manage and expand a business. Stated several
times that women are already great managers because  they
understand how to balance a family, organization and planning
are key, long range goals and the implementation of strategies
to move from week to week or month to month are required.

A successful home is only accomplished from proper
planning and scheduling, women are trained already
by their mothers, grandmothers and even aunties that
inherently pass this knowledge down through the
generations. Transferring these skills into a business is
second nature.

The workshops provided by veteran entrepreneurs
and business leaders ranged from how to start a
business, to the passion needed to sustain a business,
to personal challenges of finance, investment, family
contributions and hindrances.

Presented was a fashion show by Yvonne Cooney, feat.
Traci Lynn Jewelry. Vendors styled and profiled their
products and services to those attending. Events like
this are not just a quick hit, they are expanding the
opportunities for women to grow because they provide
a professional learning network of women that are
like minded and passion driven. The access to pro-
fessional learning communities that offer mentorship
and role models.

“Entrepreneurship is the last refuge of the trouble
making individual.” – Natalie Clifford Barney
One of the embers to spark the fire of discussion of why
women should go into business and to become entre-
preneurs is that fear can keep you from working towards
your dreams. Stated several times, “Your past can paralyze
you or propel you,” women should not allow their past
mistakes in relationships, finances and other business
ventures to stop them from working towards their goals.

They are the engineers of their future successes and
accomplishments. No one can share their passion and
excitement because it is within them like birthing a child.
The pain is worth the outcome……

Wyatt Reid – Edward Waters College Student
“Trust- trust in your brand as well as trust through
the community. With trust you can build a successful
organization and team. Trust takes time and you need
to define who you are. Develop your culture and allow
you to take off…”

The relationships formed and the trusts gained that
each person is a support system could be seen and
felt. There are increasing women businesses that are
influencing communities and generations.

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Resources:
Xplosion 2017 Photos via William Jackson
http://s1211.photobucket.com/user/
williamdjackson/Xplosion%202017/story

Why Blacks Have To Start Businesses
a serious discussion on why Blacks need to
have businesses to influence commerce and
build generational stability.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALEodaehZfw

 

April 24, 2017

When You Educate Women You Educate Generations

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When You Educate Women You Educate Generations
by William Jackson, #MyQuestToTeach
STEM and STEAM Advocate

The goal of education is not to just educate that specific
person, it is a goal to educate generations that come
afterwards. Establishing education as a foundation to
achieve success can be seen when families continue to
send their children to higher educational institutions,
vocational school and even military service to work
towards a level of degree in the service of their country.

The past decade has seen an increase in careers that
require technical skill, certificates and diplomas. At the
forefront are women that see these as stable careers
to raise a family and have access to the benefits
that they may not have had from their parents. Families
of color are beginning to encourage their children to
think out of the cultural box and aim for the stars,
the seas and medical professions that explore
the inner spaces of the human bodies.

STEM, STEAM, STREAM are seen as the gateways
to achieving the American Dream and dreams that
are deferred because of social-economic situations.
The increase in mentoring groups is exposing
girls and young women to careers not thought
of that require higher order thinking, problem
solving, critical thinking, thought leadership,
creativity and out of the box developmental
abilities that foresee future challenges that
may threaten humanity on local, national
or international levels.

When you educate a mother your educating a generation
because mothers will continue to open the minds of her
children and her children’s children. Fathers provide
the support systems and help build foundations. The
recent Markerspace presentation at the Jacksonville
Public Library “STEAM INTO STEM” brought together
women in Jacksonville, Florida that show the diversity
of parenting, careers, business applications, educational
levels and entrepreneurialism.

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Jax Markerspace panelists:
Shawanna Brooks, the hostesses, Akia Uwanda, Latonja Richardson,
Princess S. Rashid, and Angie Nixon. Each woman involved in
Jacksonville as community activist, business leaders and have
children in the schools systems of Jacksonville either public
or private.
The aspirations are the same for academic success, the goal of
graduating their children from high school and attending higher
education is similar, but the roads to achievements are
diverse and different. Each women are successful in their own
ways, are unified in their goals for their children to be better
educated and have better access to the resources that are open
in today with the integration and implementation of technologies
that involve STEAM INTO STEM.

Trans-formative statements: “The biggest danger of unemployment
today is not of immigration it is the advancements of technology
in robotics,” made by Princess S. Rashid a Physicist, educator,
parent and Artist. This shows that science can embrace the Arts,
there is coexistence.  The blending of STEAM and building a
relationship with careers comes into place when Angie Nixon
and Latonjay Richardson comment that the holistic approach
to education comes to play that children will not change if they
continue to be limited by their environments. The value of
exposure and relevance is real when education is applied to
careers and the changing of the mental and relevancy of what
is learned when applied in real life.

The FIRST LEGO LEAGUE, is the dream of Mark McCombs,
“I teach people how to build robots and to do what they used
to think was impossible.” Mark McCombs is the visionary of the
FIRST LEGO League competitions going on at middle and high
schools across the state of Florida . This creates dynamic
opportunities for team building in youth, teens and young adults.

Engineering, building and coding of robotics that are involved
in competitions and can be applied to real world or off world
future exploration. Women are playing key roles in these areas,
looking at the recent Hidden Figures movie that careers in NASA
and other aerospace, inner space, space travel and applied careers
are the keys for generational success academically and culturally.

STEM, STEAM and STREAM are not just acronyms to decipher
they are Real, Relevant and Ready to help youth, teens and young
adults reach their dreams and beyond. Parents check your child’s
school to see if they have a STEM or STEAM curriculum that builds
your child to reach beyond their potential and abilities. Never put
limits on the learning of your children or you will limit their
abilities to take care of themselves and their children.
Generations depend on the advancements of the children now.
If your children do not know how to aim, how will they aim
high for success?
Resources:
Jacksonville Public Library:
http://jaxpubliclibrary.org/

 

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