As an accomplished Higher Education Administrator who's passion is to help students succeed, I would like to propose my program titled "Walking on Both Sides of the Street.. the Road to Success".. This 45 minute presentation is an autobiography that focuses on my life having grown up moving from one foster home to another as a youth, I often walked on the wrong side of the street in search of any form of friendship or attention I could find. I lacked personal guidance, integrity, spirituality, and the luxury of a consistent family. Growing up on the streets, I did not realize the decisions I was making as a youth would come back to haunt me later on down the road as an adult. Thanks to someone who believed in me more than I believed in himself, I was encouraged to consider walking down a path I never imagined...College! Although I feared I would fail, I was excited to have the opportunity to better my life and continue to play football, so I took the risk and submitted an application. To my surprise, I received a football scholarship and was accepted into the ACT 101 program. Throughout my educational journey, I successfully completed a bachelors degree, and built enough confidence to complete a masters degree in education, and have completed candidacy on the way to pursuing a Doctorate degree in Higher Education Administration.
Higher education changed my life. It provided me the opportunity to develop myself into a richer and healthier human being. Thanks to the amazing people along this street, I achieved my goals in education. This presentation will open the eyes and hearts of all students. I encourage students to understand the importance of success and challenges them to take advantage of the opportunity at hand, because a second chance is not always available. I was fortunate to have survived the many different dark streets that I ventured in during childhood. Little did I know at that time I was preparing a story that will benefit others. I remind students that schools are full of people who want to succeed, and there is a plethora of resources available, but they must be willing to open their eyes and be willing to take advantage of these opportunities.
The road to success is typically not straight. You may encounter a curve called Failure, a loop called Confusion, speed bumps called Friends and/or Family, red lights called Enemies, caution lights called Relationships, and you may experience a few flats along the way. But, you also have a spare tire called Determination, an engine called Perseverance, insurance called Faith, a driver called You, and with hard work and dedication, you will make it to the other side of the street...the Street that leads to the Road of Success.
All presentations are tailored to meet the needs of your School Community, Upward Bound/Pre-College Programs, Youth Organization, ect. Bookings are now available for Fall 2016, and Spring 2017. Consider Mr. Webb for speaking engagements targeting a student group, youth program, class or conference, including keynote presentation.
For further information, please feel free to contact Joseph Webb for pricing and to answer any other questions. ~Willing to work with all budgets~