Whether or not you believe that there are more black men in prison than in college, depends on who is doing the counting. The truth is, regardless of the amount of men in jail vs. an institution of higher learning, the country could definitely use more mentors who are willing to dedicate their time to change. Often times we are so preoccupied by our busy schedules and our own ambitions that we fail to realize how many young people out there who are lost, socially, mentally and emotionally. How do we take steps to promote positive ambitions and assist in guiding our future generations to purposeful living. GaptoothDiva speaks to the Authors of Brother to Brother: Motivation for Young African- American Men, to learn how they plan to create change and make a difference in their community and beyond.
Brother to Brother: Motivation for Young African- American Men, in conjunction with Xlibris Publishing, is pleased to announce the release of their new and highly-anticipated book. Authored by Lloyd Young, Jr. and his three sons, Lloyd A. Young, Keon Young and Sean Young, Brother to Brother: Motivation for Young African-American Men is the family’s first major release that is already garnering top-tier support. The unique partnership is quickly setting a new standard for inspirational and motivational products geared toward ethnic communities that have been traditionally underrepresented.
About the Authors:
Lloyd Young, Jr. has extensive experience in developing, coordinating, and managing behavioral health and criminal justice intervention strategies. He coordinated an offender drug treatment summit for L. Douglas Wilder (1992) and a crime forum for George Allen (1996), both former governors of the Commonwealth of Virginia. In 2003, Mr. Young coordinated a regional DUI summit on behalf of State Senators Ken Stolle (Virginia Beach) and Nick Rerras (Norfolk). Lloyd Young developed and implemented a funding strategy for the Indian Creek Correctional Center substance abuse treatment program. This one-thousand-bed correctional facility, solely dedicated for offender substance abuse treatment, is the largest of its kind in the United States of America. Mr. Young administered a regional Alcohol Safety Action Program (A.S.A.P.), which provides probation and substance abuse intervention services for individuals arrested and/or convicted of alcohol and drug-related offenses. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts. Mr. Young acquired a master’s of science degree in Management from Lesley College.
Currently serving as president of Young Minds Youth and Family Development, Lloyd A. Young has been instrumental in helping his organization build national relationships. Through a partnership with CNN, Young Minds was able to bring the advance screening of Black in America 2 to Virginia. He holds a B.S. degree in Engineering Technology from Virginia State University. He is director of Young Academy, a STEM enrichment program. He is also a man of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.
Keon Young is among the next generation of entertainment industry moguls. Known for his keen marketing and branding skills, he is widely recognized as an authority in the field of music publishing–working with clients that are noted as tastemakers and global influencers. Keon is a graduate of Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia.
Sean T. Young has been called to bring motivation to African-American men and boys to live up to their God-given potential. As a graduate of Morehouse College, he is currently earning dual master’s degrees in Social Work and Divinity from Virginia Commonwealth University and Virginia Union University, respectively. He serves as a youth minister for Rising Mount Zion Baptist Church of New Kent, Virginia. He is also the Co-Founder of Young Minds Youth and Family Development Inc., where he serves as director of Brother 2 Brother, a program designed to mentor young men of color and give them the needed tools to transition into manhood.
To learn more about Brother to Brother: Motivation for Young African-American Men and for product information, visit www.brothertobrothermotivation.com. The Young family is available for speaking engagements and media interviews. Hear interviews about the book through these links http://tinyurl.com/26hvdog and http://tobtr.com/s/1287351.
Sean Young and Lloyd Young
Young Minds Youth and Family Development, Inc.
P.O. Box 611
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
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