A Youth Leadership Strategist Encouraging Youth to Get Up, Get Out, & Go Get It!
Topics: Domestic Violence, High Achieving Youth, At Risk Youth, Author, Media, Youth Leadership, Youth Motivational,Transformation with Transparency, Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life.
Jeff is a man on a mission; he is driven by a passion for change, youth advocate, publisher and Author who is a specialist connected to his work with at-risk youth and troubled young people. Jeff is also a very hardworking, creative visionary who is focused on using his creative gifts to uplifting and inspiring future leaders through the many tools and strategies he's designed.
Jeff's true gift is his ability to connect with young African-American males, inspire them to take the lead in their own lives and communities. He engages his audiences by sharing his journey of self discovery from what is too often a common starting point of criminality, violence, homelessness and self hatred, just to name a few. He shares with them his authentic, vivid, and transparent tale of transformation leading them to a place of inspiration and hope.
His message resonates clearly with those who hear him:
“Society teaches us to appreciate only the things we achieve through effort and hard work. For that reason, it is easy to ignore the value of what comes naturally. Our gifts are usually right before our eyes. Sometimes we just don't recognize them. This is why we must change our thinking in order to change our lives.”
Keynotes include but not limited too: Change Your Thinking. Change Your Life
Changing the lives of young African-Americans males, teaching them to take control of their own lives, to lead themselves and their communities, by sharing my cautionary tale of transformation.
The goal of “Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life” is to:
Educate | Engage | Empower
I teach participants the process and resources I used to change my thinking, which changed my life during my presentation to your youth group.
· Macon Transitional Center, Macon, GA, April 17, 2014
· Macon Transitional Center, Macon, GA, September 21, 2013
· Macon Youth Detention, Macon, GA, February 18, 2013
· Macon Youth Detention, Macon, GA, December 12, 2012
Aligning Yourself with Purpose
I speak about passion mapping, and finding your purpose, getting in touch with the key areas of your life that excite you.
· One Bright Ray Community High School, Philadelphia, PA, May 27, 2014
Recognizing Opportunities & Leadership
I focus on helping others tap into their full potential, giving insight on how to be the leader they were meant to be.
· Motivating Our Youth Foundation, Macon, GA, March 18, 2014
· Motivating Our Youth Foundation, Macon, GA, August 14, 2013
Creator of Jeff Hodges Media, LLC Parent Company to Young Men's Perspective Magazine and Radio shows. Published my first poetry writer from Canada, and wrote my bestseller "A COLLECTION OF CONVERSATIONS A GUIDE TO SUCCESS VOL. 1" A multi media company, we feature A Web series "ON LOCATION" addressing the ills perpetuating the black communities, we chop it up with that iron sharpens iron approach. Topics: We get it in about Domestic violence, father's missing in action and parental alienation just to name a few, touring a Barbershop near you. "HEALING OF AFFLICTION" featured on COX cable channel 18. Join us on this journey with parents who have lost their children to senseless violence. As they share their pain and gain healing sharing their experience with our host Faye Walker Alexander.