Anti Bully and Character education program expert Jamahl Keyes has been presenting, educating and developing character education and leadership programs for students for over 15 years. Schools and youth organizations have hired Jamahl Keyes to develop at risk youth programs to help their youth be successful. I had the pleasure of sitting down with Jamahl Keyes-The Magic Motivator after a youth conference in Atltanta, GA where he was ask to present the keynote to over 400 teachers and educators about reaching the youth of the 21st century.
Interviewer: Hello Anti Bully and Character education speaker Jamahl Keyes. I’m so happy to finally be able to talk to you one on one. I’ve seen you a few times at the APCA national conference where you did a youth leadership talk and I seen you two times at the induction ceremony for the J.A.G. (Jobs After Graduation) students of South Bend community school corporation. All three times I was amazed how you mixed the comedy and magic to educate the students about issues and obstacles they may be or are currently facing. How did you come up with this way of speaking?
Anti Bully and Character education speaker Jamahl Keyes: I first stated speaking in the late 80’s early 90’s during the Just Say NO to drugs era. My mentor and friend Ms. Gwen Stnes gave me the suggestion to mix magic effects and comedy with stories to keep the attention and educate the students. When I did it a few times I noticed that the students and teachers that came to the shows retained the information much easier because of the way I presented the message.
Interviewer: (Holding a double disc DVD in her hand) Can you tell us a little bit your new Double disc Anti Bully and Character education DVD The bully-proof Blueprint.
Anti Bully and Character education speaker Jamahl Keyes: What I have found in the years that I have been traveling all over the country and in 7 other countries and counting is the need to have easy to implement ways to educate our students of this generation the importance of character and anti bullying. I teamed up with some curriculum writers and created The bully-proof blueprint. A hands on entertaining and fun way to educate any elementary and middle school student about bullying.
Interviewer: I noticed that it is two DVD’s can you tell me why?
Anti Bully and Character education speaker Jamahl Keyes: It is two DVD’s because disc one gives students, parents and educators some great ways to not only Stop Bullying but report it in their school and community. And Disc two focuses on the importance of character and fun ways to build character.
Interviwer: Where can people find out more about The Magic Motivator Jamahl Keyes.
Anti Bully and Character education speaker Jamahl Keyes: You can always visit my website for dates or find me at any major youth conference or convention, and if I’m not scheduled to be their (smiling) ask the coordinator to call my management, I’m sure we can work something out.
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