The African American Male Initiative Program (AAMI) has invited Mr. Patrick Phillips to speak at East Georgia State College on November 3, 2014 at 11:00am in the Luck Flanders Gambrell Auditorium.
A Social Worker, Author, College professor, professional speaker and youth engagement specialist, Mr. Phillips facilitates change through engaging and motivating speaking engagements that leave participants inspired and equipped with skills to achieve self-actualization.
Raised in a single parent household in Los Angeles California, Mr. Phillips witnessed the negative consequences of poverty, limited opportunity and gang violence. He decided, rather than become a statistic, he would use his experiences to help individuals overcome their obstacles and live out their dreams. He continues to facilitate empowerment lectures, tour different cities and states to inspire youth and adults.
He is a firm believer that once people are provided with the proper tools and strategies they can overcome many of the challenges and barriers facing them and realize new levels of personal achievement.
Mr. Phillips has been featured on V-103 with Gregg Street, News Talk 1380 WAOK radio and in the Clayton Daily Newspaper. His motivational/education videos and song have been played in classrooms throughout the United States. He is on the Steering Committee of 500 Men Standing In the Gap which is an organization whose vision is expand the number of Men involved in the lives of young men and providing opportunities for exposure, male education, and modeling positive manhood to improve the overall community.
He is the founder and CEO of Educational Empowerment Group, LLC and author of Decisions: A Young Man’s Guide To Avoiding The Traps, which is a motivational and educational resource designed to increase students social and emotional well-being.