I launched THE SPEAK FEED LEAD PROJECT on #GivingTuesday, December 3rd, and have been overcome by the support so many of you have offered.
As of December 28th, the Articles of Incorporation have been accepted by the Secretary of State; I have acquired an EIN number, and I'm working on the proper forms to submit to the IRS. This may be the scariest part, as I want to make sure all my ducks are in a row.
My signs were stolen right off my vehicle on November 30th, and I've not been able to replace them, or pay for a sign on the studio building - the headquarters of The Speak Feed Lead Project. Any help with this would be appreciated. The cost is upwards of $1000 for these signs, but they'd let people know what we're doing!
I will likely have to pay for an attorney to review all the IRS forms prior to submission. I'll also need to hire a bookkeeper and someone to create a better website which will offer the ability to register for classes right from the sight.
I'm working hard at getting into the public schools, but no one is returning my email. Ugh!
What's my purpose? Read on....
Whitney Houston sang, “I believe the children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way…”
Her melodious plea is even more relevant now. Almost daily we hear of young people taking their lives; or taking the life of others at their school, or in their neighborhoods.
Recently I heard of a group of middle school and high school students in Baltimore Maryland who had opportunity to hear, in person, the first Lady of the United States. Melania Trump, who uses her platform to teach children and youth to BE BEST- be better than they now are, was disrespectfully booed in order to disrupt her message. (By the way, her talk was about opiates and the disastrous effect they’ve had on the very people at the event)
Coming from an abusive home myself, I understand pain, fear, anger, mistrust of others, and I acknowledge that telling our stories, and speaking our minds promotes healing. However, there is NEVER an occasion when trying to silence someone else will heal your own pain.
To stop violence, hatred, drug use, disrespect for life, and incivility; we don’t need more regulation, but EDUCATION. Violence won’t be silenced until we implement empowerment. Children won’t stop HURTING themselves and others, until they see how much they can HELP themselves and others.
I’m Jackie Bailey. For many years I’ve been teaching children, youth, and adults how to find their core beliefs; and to discover the experiences that taught them those beliefs. I’ve seen the empowering outcome when a child can barely look me in the eye on the first day of class, to several weeks later telling an inspiring personal story about a value he holds dear.
My goal is to help all persons SPEAK with POWER; FEED others in word and deed, and to LEAD with POSITIVE INFLUENCE.
It’s not enough any longer to educate only the youth in my own community; Children worldwide should have the same opportunity. Thus, I’m starting a nonprofit organization called THE SPEAK FEED LEAD PROJECT.
I hope to enter schools and neighborhoods around the globe teaching children how to tap into the POWER of VOICE; the POWER of SERVICE; and the POWER of LEADERSHIP.
Let’s face it, we’re experiencing a crisis. Not just locally, but throughout the world. As populations grow, we are becoming more and more isolated, alone, and confused.
Despite the age of information, we are experiencing communication starvation. We all know Facebook; but we sweat to have to FACE LOOK – look at someone and have an in-person conversation.
THE SPEAK FEED LEAD PROJECT has a goal to change communication through education and preparation. We will empower presentation.
The children are our future. Teach them well, and they will lead the way.
My for-profit business, Emerald City Consulting , will MATCH any donation amount toward courses, classes, and workshops we offer for children and adults.
In other words, if you donate $50, Emerald City Consulting will apply $50 toward all registration fees for group or private coaching in person or online for one year from date of your donation. You can also apply your gift toward registration for a friend or family member.
Thank you for your consideration and support. Welcome to THE SPEAK FEED LEAD PROJECT team!
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