New "The Elevator is Broken" Workbook Helps African American Youth Stay Focused
Nationwide (June 27, 2012) -- John P. Hamilton, Ed.D. and Larry D. Brown Jr., have returned with the Second Edition of The Elevator is Broken: Youth Leadership & Decision-making Workbook. This workbook is a tool for students, as well as, parents, teachers, and counselors to use from third grade well into college. They are proud to revisit their work to assist both males and females of color. Brown is excited about this edition; He boasts that previous chapters have been revised and critical thinking questions have been enhanced. More evident is the continued leadership and newly added cultural diversity lessons that have expanded the second edition.
The continued purpose of The Elevator is Broken is to make students more productive in and outside of the classroom. The workbook use of non-cognitive variables allows a transition to academic success. Moreover, this workbook assists students with not only identifying, but also developing their leadership and decision-making skills.
Dr. Hamilton stresses, "Students will be able to identify leadership characteristics, use hip-hop to decipher positive and negative messages, discuss various cultures and subcultures, understand the purpose of setting goals, and examine their personal past and present experiences of leadership and decision-making with enriching scenarios and exercises."
The Elevator is Broken allows students to not only think about the leadership skills they should possess, but articulate these skills as well. Lastly, this workbook helps students with strengthening their study skills to be academically successful.
Dr. Na'im Akbar spoke highly of the first edition of The Elevator is Broken. He stated that the workbook is a "... doable manual to help young people learn leadership. In a language and with examples that fit their experience, through these exercises, young people can learn to lead before they are led away from their potential to lead themselves to success." He continues, "These authors have fulfilled a great need in developing a tool to reach our young people before they go astray rather than trying to reform them after they have been misled. This workbook should be a course requirement for all young people (especially those most socially vulnerable) between Grade 3 and the college years."
Dr. Gloria Morrow, one of the nation's leading clinical psychologists, comments, "This current workbook provides the building blocks for not only leadership development but character. When young people know who they are, why they are here, and what they are supposed to be doing while they are, they can embrace their greatness and soar to the top. I highly recommend that every parent and educator invest in this valuable resource, for it has the potential to instill in your sons confidence, courage, commitment, consistency, and character."
To place immediate orders for the book, a book signing, and/or interview contact:
URL: www.brokenelevator.org or www.hamiltonandassociatesconsulting.org
The Elevator is Broken is also available for purchase at Amazon.com and for the Kindle.
John Hamilton/ Larry D. Brown Jr.
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