Youth Engagements

From local governments to faith-based organizations to non-profit agencies, if you are investing in America’s youth, Dr. Jackson and his team have the perfect speaking, workshop or advisory engagement to increase your impact. 

Mentor Investing in Future Mentors

In addition to his entrepreneurial prowess, Dr. Jackson’s youth leadership is recognized by community shapers including The American Red Cross, Leadership Broward, United Way, The Boys and Girls Club, as well as a myriad of faith communities, international, federal and local governments.

 

Significant Achievements: 

 

• During the last quarter of 2011, through his privately-held investment firm Dr. Jackson raised capital to expand into the retail lending sector, raising over $100MMUSD for franchises such as IHOP, Comfort INN, Best  Western, Subway and others;

 

• In 2015 Dr. Jackson founded The Lion’s Den Missions Base (TLD), a non-profit domestic missions agency focused on the needs of South Florida Residents. TLD has supported over 5,000 underserved families with food, language assistance, tutoring, education; and counseling through its bulk distribution and community resource sites;

 

• Dr. Jackson is the founder of the United Nations Chaplains Assn, a private agency that has emerged as a leader in disaster management, having coordinated with FEMA, The American Red Cross, and over 200 agencies to streamline services and impact the lives of over 7 million people affected by disasters; 

 

• By the end of  2019, Dr. Jackson completed over 18 mergers, acquisitions and restructures in the alternative energy, affordable housing, specialty manufacturing, aerospace, and aviation sectors;

 

•Dr. Jackson is the founder of the Tree of Life Foodbank, which encompasses a self-sustainable social and economic model that is intended to be replicated in underserved populations; and

 

•Dr. Jackson is the founder of the Entrepreneur’s Elevator, a non-profit focused on teaching children ages 8-18 the fundamentals of business and entrepreneurship. 

 

3 Ways to Engage

Creating and sustaining a solid educational foundation for a child’s development can be difficult. Dr. Jackson and his team have the insight to fuel your youth programs and initiatives by training staff or engaging youth. Choose from the three defined paths of connectivity (1) Speaking Engagements, (2)Workshop Engagements, or (2)Advisory Engagements as detailed below.

 

1. Youth Speaking Engagement Topics

 

 

•Uniquely Me- Discovering Individual  Identity & Purpose: Through easily accessible social media forums, children are nudged continuously to maintain social trends and norms. In a child’s chase for acceptance, they often lose one is most valuable, their personal identity. In this inspiring keynote, Dr. Jackson engages the child’s understanding of their personal identity, unique qualities, and ability to navigate the different seasons of life. Areas of learning include identification of innate qualities, embracing the changing seasons of life, and gaining through giving to others. This keynote can be adapted towards educators and organizational professionals or scaled to kids within a more specified age group. Sub-categories covered include personal development, professional development, emotional intelligence, critical thinking, character management, and collaboration. 

 

•I am an Entrepreneur- Believing in the Possibility of Success: In a constantly evolving job market, children must be able to identify and create economic opportunities through understanding leadership, entrepreneurship, management, and critical thinking. In this keynote, Dr. Jackson mixes interactivity, stories and principals to engage the child’s ability to embrace leadership, and influence, creativity, public speaking, and economic fundamentals. This keynote can be adapted towards educators and organizational professionals or scaled to kids within a more specified age group. Sub-categories covered include personal development, professional development, emotional intelligence, critical thinking, character management, and collaboration. 

 

•The Unmatched Power of Character: Surrounded by a society filled with materialism, a child often equates value to monetary status. Consequently, in the absence of financial prosperity, children are more likely to succumb to the dangers of low self-worth, such as depression and anxiety.  In this inspiring keynote, Dr. Jackson engages the child’s ability to embrace systems of critical thinking, emotional intelligence, and corresponding social skills, thus addressing the “head, heart and hand” of character development.  This keynote can be adapted towards educators and organizational professionals or scaled to kids within a more specified age group. Sub-categories covered include personal development, professional development, emotional intelligence, critical thinking, character management, and collaboration. 

 

 

2. Youth Workshop Engagement Topics

 

 

•The Power of Entrepreneurial Mindset: In today’s job market, the guarantee of earning a sustainable wage has all but vanished. If necessary, children must be adequately prepared to create their place in the market. For maximum success, children should become comfortable with the idea of entrepreneurship as early in life as possible. During this interactive worship, Dr. Jackson will instruct children of the soft skills, critical thinking, planning ability, and character needed to succeed in tomorrow’s job market.  This 2-day workshop is designed for children ages 8-12 and can be adapted into a train-the-trainer model upon request. The workshop supports training goals for personal development, professional development, emotional intelligence, critical thinking, character management, and collaboration.

 

•Custom Workshop Development: On a select-basis, the JGI team can craft the perfect training session for your organization. JGI establishes tailored, objective-orientated workshops by (1)Defining the right hurdle. Dr. Jackson and his team will gain an in-depth understanding of your organization’s hurdles and opportunities; (2) Creating the right workshop. The customized workshop will address deficit causing communication, financial, process, or perception breakdowns that often prevent achieving success milestones; and (3)Validate the workshop’s effectiveness. Post-training, Dr. Jackson and his team maintain correspondence with organizations to confirm or further encourage success milestones. 

 

3. Advisory Engagements

 

 

On a select basis, Dr. Jackson and his team engage through Consultant, Board of Director, or Advisory appointments for:

 

•Investor & Donor Relations and Communications;

 

•Youth Social Impact Plan Development Support; and

 

•Youth Entrepreneurial & Character-Based Program Development.

 

With over 20 years of economic planning, disaster management, and community program building, spread through the public and private sectors, Dr. Jackson and his team are prepared to engage supporters of youth for value-added outcomes.

 

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