Urban Report


Three Angels Broadcasting Network

Program transcript

Participants: Yvonne Lewis (Host), Keith L. Brown


Series Code: UBR

Program Code: UBR000183A

00:01 Are you facing challenges
00:02 that seem to be in surmountable?
00:04 Well, stay tuned to meet Mr. I'm Possible.
00:07 My name is Yvonne Lewis
00:08 and you're watching Urban Report.
00:34 Hello. Welcome to Urban report.
00:36 My guest today is Keith Brown, also known as Mr. I'm Possible.
00:41 Keith was named one of the top 50 speakers
00:44 and experts in education today by Inside Publishing.
00:48 And he's a professional speaker, author and trainer.
00:51 He's been featured in national publications
00:53 such as The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Sun-Times,
00:57 and New York Newsday.
00:59 Welcome to Urban report, Keith.
01:01 Well, good afternoon, Yearning Yvonne.
01:05 And let me say the "Y" stands for "Yearning",
01:07 the "V" stands for a "Vibrant,"
01:09 the "O" stands for "Optimistic",
01:11 the "N" for "Nurturing", the other 'N" for "Noble"
01:15 and the "E" stands for "Empower."
01:17 So it is my pleasure and honor to be with you today,
01:21 a renaissance woman of purpose, passion and resilience.
01:24 Come on now, brother.
01:26 Come on.
01:27 Yes, yes.
01:30 Thank you.
01:31 I've not had anybody spell out my name an acronym before,
01:34 so thank you.
01:35 You are quite welcome.
01:37 So you are known as Mr. I'm Possible.
01:41 Where did that come from?
01:43 What's that about?
01:44 Well, in our lives,
01:46 we often face challenges trials and tribulations.
01:50 I'm a former special Ed student.
01:52 I was labeled Special Ed.
01:54 I was labeled at risk,
01:55 I was labeled a potential minister society.
01:59 I grew up in a loving family.
02:00 I grew up with two mom's, two dad's,
02:02 brothers and sisters on both sides,
02:04 so I grew up in a blended family.
02:06 I've lost a brother to sickle cell anemia
02:09 but I'm still here.
02:10 I've lost a sister to the AIDS virus.
02:13 But I'm still standing.
02:14 My wife and I have lost two babies.
02:16 But we have an awesome 20-year-old son
02:20 named Attorney Qian Jamal Brown.
02:23 Now he is an honor student
02:25 at the Savannah State University,
02:27 so people always say,
02:28 "How is it possible for him to be an attorney
02:31 and still on the undergraduate level?"
02:33 And so I say it sounds like an oxymoron
02:36 but in our family we name it.
02:38 We claim it, and we frame it.
02:40 And so, we call him Attorney Qian Jamal Brown
02:42 now so...With all that, I've been through,
02:45 and all that I've gone through, I'm still standing.
02:48 And so that should let your viewers know
02:50 that all of the impossibilities that they face,
02:54 it is still I'm possible.
02:56 So with him possible, meaning our Lord and savior,
02:59 with Him Possible, I'm possible.
03:01 So as I've traveled the globe over the last 15 years
03:06 spreading this message,
03:07 the listeners in every audience, young people.
03:11 I'm getting tweets every day at KeithLBrown1911, saying,
03:16 "Thank you, Mr. I'm possible."
03:17 So it was birth in me many, many years ago.
03:21 Not impossible, I am possible.
03:24 Yes, yes.
03:25 I love that
03:27 because this is the Dare to Dream Network.
03:29 So we, we want people to know,
03:32 that there is anything is possible with God.
03:36 With God, all things are possible, right?
03:38 All things.
03:39 Let's go back for a minute
03:41 because, you said something that,
03:43 that really piqued my interest.
03:45 You said, that you were labeled a special, special Ed.
03:50 You were labeled a potential menace to society.
03:54 Absolutely.
03:55 What happened?
03:56 Were you, did you have learning disabilities?
03:58 What happened that made you get that label?
04:02 While I was quite hyperactive as I am now.
04:05 And so, I know it was nothing
04:07 but God's plan, it was a foundation.
04:09 I can remember early on in the third grade.
04:13 I can fondly recall and I was in a class of 35.
04:18 And imagine, Yvonne, being in a class of 35.
04:21 And every day, you pulled out
04:23 and you're placed into a class of five.
04:25 And it was at that moment that I thought I was small
04:28 and I thought I was different.
04:30 And I thought nobody cared and nobody understood.
04:33 But God had those angels around me,
04:35 those educators who nurtured me.
04:37 Who told me you're not special Ed
04:39 you're special.
04:40 You're not at risk.
04:42 You are taking risks.
04:43 And so, when you are labeled as I was labeled,
04:45 I always let believers and nonbelievers alike
04:49 know that all labels are not bad labels.
04:52 You see.
04:53 The reason you love your favorite cereal.
04:55 is because it has a label and you are able to read it.
04:59 The reason we have the Dare to Dream Network
05:02 is because I now can read and look you all up
05:06 and get the empowerment that I deserve.
05:08 And so yes, I was labeled special Ed early on
05:11 but how ironic.
05:13 How ironic is it that
05:15 I speak at national and global conferences
05:18 on at risk youth who I call, "Youth at promise."
05:23 So, God was just setting me up.
05:25 I guess you could say every setback is a set up
05:29 for a comeback and so I'm back.
05:31 Yes.
05:33 Absolutely. I love it.
05:34 You have a sayings, I love it.
05:36 So yes, what you went through
05:40 was preparing you for what you are doing now.
05:43 Isn't that amazing how you were before
05:46 labeled "at risk," "special Ed,"
05:49 and now, you're talking to others
05:52 who might have had that label on them.
05:54 And you're saying,
05:55 "Look at where God has brought me.
05:57 Look at what God has done in my life."
05:59 So this is, this is a great thing
06:02 that you're doing.
06:03 You are taking your journey
06:04 and you're using that to empower young people.
06:08 What, what do you think
06:10 was one of the most transforming experiences
06:14 that you've had growing up with that, with that label?
06:18 How did you come out of it?
06:20 What was it that brought you
06:22 into a real knowledge of who you are?
06:25 Well, once again, ironically
06:28 the same label is that which transformed my life.
06:33 Because I was born in Savannah, Georgia,
06:37 raised in Jamaica, Queens, New York.
06:40 And so, most of my formative years,
06:42 those years on were spent in Queens, New York,
06:45 where I was a member of the Black Spectrum film
06:48 and theater company.
06:49 And I was a member of the debate team
06:51 at Springfield Gardens High School
06:53 and, I did some athletics
06:55 but I was more of not an athlete
06:57 but I was more of a talker on the field and so...
07:00 Understand that when I was on the debate team
07:03 and when I was in the drama club.
07:05 And when I was on student council
07:07 as a special Ed student,
07:08 and when I was at the Black Spectrum theater,
07:10 it was the same traits
07:13 that I exemplified in the fine arts
07:17 in other areas of my life.
07:18 They got me labeled in the first place.
07:20 The hyper activity.
07:22 Not being able to sit still long enough.
07:26 You understand, and so it actually served
07:29 as a beacon of light in my life
07:32 and that's why audiences hire me today
07:35 on a global level.
07:36 That's why clients hire me today
07:38 because I am relevant, I am engaging, I am Energetic,
07:43 I am hyped, I am loud.
07:45 All of those things that were seen as a problem.
07:48 As a matter of fact, Yvonne,
07:50 if I can share this with your audience,
07:52 I can remember being in preschool.
07:55 And I got my first report card at the age of four years old.
08:01 And I got E's and S's and G's and high marks in everything.
08:06 But I got one in I on that report card,
08:09 it's on my Facebook page, one needs improvement.
08:12 And it was for failure to use indoor tone of voice,
08:16 and guess what?
08:17 I was four years old then I'm 47 now.
08:20 And I still have that same issue.
08:22 As a matter of fact,
08:23 the North Carolina Head start association conference
08:27 was just held in Raleigh, North Carolina,
08:29 about two weeks ago.
08:31 I was the keynote speaker for thousands of individuals
08:34 who empower children in head start.
08:36 And they were just sending tweets
08:38 to Keith Brown1911.
08:40 They kept tweeting me about you're still loud,
08:42 you're still energetic,
08:44 you're still the same way you were as a child.
08:46 And yes, God put that energy in me.
08:50 And so I just want to say to your audience,
08:52 it doesn't matter what man says.
08:54 It's not what you're called
08:55 is what you choose to answer to.
08:57 So man labeled me special Ed,
08:59 the system labeled me special Ed,
09:02 but God labeled me a transformer,
09:05 a servant leader Mr. I'm possible.
09:08 So I'm walking in my gift
09:09 and I encourage your studio audience
09:11 and all of your listeners to do the same.
09:13 Walk in your gift.
09:15 Yes, yes.
09:16 And that's what is the role of purpose in one's life?
09:21 How does purpose play into all of that?
09:24 I'm glad you asked that question, Yvonne,
09:26 because I believe there are two great days
09:29 in your life.
09:30 The day you were born.
09:32 And the day you discover why you were born.
09:35 And the day you discover why you will born,
09:37 that's called purpose.
09:38 That day you discover why you will born,
09:41 you live on a mission and not in intermission.
09:45 The day you discover why you were born,
09:47 you leap out of bed every single day
09:51 understanding you're going to have
09:52 trials and tribulations.
09:54 But I say this to you,
09:55 and I say this to all of you listeners,
09:58 being that you're going to have
09:59 trials and tribulations every day.
10:01 The moment you stand up out of bed,
10:03 just start clapping.
10:04 And people say, "Why should I start clapping?"
10:07 And I say, "It might be the only standing ovation
10:10 you receive all day."
10:11 So, if you can wake up, thanking God,
10:13 if you can wake up in expectancy.
10:15 If you can wake up, and applaud yourself
10:17 and go out and live,
10:19 and live your authentic purpose.
10:21 I always say your purpose is your "why."
10:24 And your "why" should make you cry.
10:26 And when I think about all of those
10:28 I've been called to liberate.
10:30 I cry, I' am humbled by that.
10:32 But I walk in my why, I walk in my purpose,
10:35 and let me say this,
10:37 you must walk in your purpose with passion.
10:40 And if we break the word passion down,
10:42 It is P-A-S-S-I-O-N.
10:46 that simply means.
10:47 Pass- I-On.
10:50 Whoever you are,
10:51 you're passing that on to others.
10:53 Whatever you do, you're passing it on to others.
10:56 So purpose plays a vital role
10:58 because when one knows his or her purpose,
11:01 that's when you can step out on faith.
11:03 And that's when you can walk in faith.
11:05 And when you're walking in faith,
11:07 you're not relying on you,
11:09 you're relying on the God in you.
11:10 And when you rely on the God in you,
11:13 it's hard to lose
11:14 when you are convinced you've already won.
11:16 I'm possible.
11:17 All right, all right.
11:19 So how did you discover your purpose?
11:21 Early on, early on.
11:23 I was put in special Ed because I talk too much.
11:26 My third grade teacher said,
11:28 "Keith L. Brown, you talk too much."
11:30 And Yvonne, now I get paid to talk.
11:32 Isn't that something?
11:33 Isn't that something?
11:34 I can, I can remember being at family functions
11:38 and my siblings would say, "Keith, stop showing off."
11:42 "Keith, you talk too much."
11:43 I can remember being in church
11:45 and I was always the first one who did the Easter speech.
11:49 When they called on someone,
11:50 I jumped up to go do my Easter speech.
11:53 I can just recall, Yvonne, wherever I was, I was talking.
11:57 When I was in middle school,
11:58 and I was in special Ed in Queens, New York,
12:00 I still won the city-wide Speak Out contest.
12:05 When I was in high school, in special Ed,
12:07 I was still reciting speeches by Abraham Lincoln,
12:10 Dr Martin Luther King Jr., John F. Kennedy.
12:13 So, imagine that.
12:16 All of this time
12:17 I've still been walking in my gift.
12:19 I've still been walking in my purpose.
12:21 And God use that now to have me be a liberator
12:26 of so many hundreds of thousands like me,
12:30 who have been labeled.
12:31 So I say with boldness, "Not impossible, I'm Possible."
12:36 And can I say this?
12:37 You know the difference between impossible And I'm possible?
12:41 An apostrophe.
12:43 Something as small as an apostrophe.
12:46 If you take that apostrophe
12:48 and you put it between the I and the M,
12:51 then impossible becomes I'm possible.
12:53 So what am I saying to your listeners today?
12:56 Take those little things in your life.
12:58 Perhaps, you need to pray a little more.
13:01 Perhaps, you need to be more committed.
13:03 Perhaps, you need to amp up your passion.
13:06 Perhaps, you just need to spend more time
13:10 working on your gift
13:12 and less time buying gifts for yourself.
13:14 How about that?
13:16 It is so real.
13:18 This is not rocket science, it's real, it's I'm Possible.
13:21 Right, right.
13:23 So essentially then you're saying that
13:25 you discovered your purpose
13:28 by actually kind of honing in to your passion.
13:33 Absolutely.
13:34 Your passion was speaking and, and,
13:38 and it also sounds like your passion,
13:40 your passion is building people up.
13:43 You have a... it seems that you have a gift
13:46 for empowering people,
13:48 making them feel good about themselves
13:50 and about their destiny.
13:52 Is...how do you help others
13:55 to discover their purpose and their passion?
13:59 Every day I wake up, when I meet individuals,
14:02 I treat them like I'm meeting them
14:03 for the first time or the last time.
14:06 Because it could be.
14:07 And if I treat them
14:09 as if I'm meeting them for the first time.
14:11 I'm definitely going to be polite,
14:13 I'm going to be kind,
14:15 I'm going to be full of purpose.
14:17 If I'm treating them
14:18 like I'm meeting them for the last time,
14:20 I'm going to have those same qualities.
14:22 So it is my goal, my duty, my purpose
14:26 to uplift each and every day.
14:28 I always say, "I'm lifting as I climb."
14:31 And Yvonne, I do that
14:32 through the I'm Possible institute
14:35 that's located right here in the Metro Atlanta area,
14:38 the I'm Possible institute where we help individuals
14:42 enhance their impact and their influence.
14:45 Increase their intensity and their income,
14:48 not income to use for selfish reasons
14:51 but income to put back in the community,
14:54 to uplift others.
14:55 I always say
14:57 that I was just called to be a servant leader
14:59 who gives back.
15:01 What greater testimony.
15:04 What greater testimony can I give you today?
15:08 But to uplift mankind and humankind,
15:12 I always say that, we were born human
15:14 but it takes effort to be humane.
15:17 And so God made me human and so I live every day humane.
15:21 The I'm Possible institute
15:22 where I train and I coach individuals
15:25 to reach they have maximum potential
15:28 and so I do back each and every day.
15:30 Give us an idea as to what...
15:33 let's come to the I'm Possible institute.
15:36 First of all, what ages do you serve?
15:38 And then, how do you take them from not knowing
15:43 who they are and where they're going
15:45 to having their sense of purpose?
15:47 What's a typical kind of day in the I'm Possible institute
15:51 and who do you serve?
15:53 Absolutely.
15:54 We serve primarily adults in the I'm Possible institute,
15:57 but we also serve young people, young scholars, young leaders
16:02 like the South Fulton Arrow youth counsel,
16:04 for example, that the organization
16:06 that I work with them.
16:08 Young servant leaders, the Omega Mentoring Project,
16:11 we work with them through the I'm Possible institute.
16:14 These young people of purpose, these young people of passion.
16:17 And when we serve the adults, we work primarily with adults
16:22 in boot camps and VIP days
16:25 who want to be effective communicators, Yvonne,
16:28 who want to connect more with the next generation,
16:32 who want to be relevant and live relevant lives.
16:35 And so we coach them on being effective communicators.
16:38 We coach them on being
16:40 kingdom builders and entrepreneurs.
16:44 So you said that you teach them to be
16:46 kingdom builders and entrepreneurs.
16:48 Do you include faith and any of this teaching?
16:53 Is this is this mostly about financial literacy or what?
16:58 No, it's actually universal.
17:01 We have seminars on faith
17:03 that are more geared towards faith.
17:05 We have seminars for one purpose and empowerment.
17:08 We have seminars on how to be an effective communicator.
17:11 So, it's actually a universal sense
17:15 of building the entire person the whole purpose.
17:18 The whole purpose of the I'm Possible institute,
17:21 is to build a legacy, to build a legacy.
17:24 And we do that through the seminars,
17:26 through the teachings,
17:28 through coaching and via training
17:29 because we all know.
17:31 People say talk is cheap, but no, talk is not cheap.
17:35 Okay, talk is expensive, all right?
17:38 Because when you can spread the word of God,
17:41 and you can bring souls to Christ, that's expensive.
17:44 What Christ did for us is expensive, it costs.
17:48 So know people always say,
17:50 "Actions speak louder than words,"
17:51 and that's true.
17:53 Actions speak louder than words
17:55 but it is words that move people to action.
17:57 And so I'm very cognizant
18:00 that when I'm standing before an audience of 10 or 10,000,
18:05 that I am going to be held accountable
18:07 for the message that I put forth.
18:10 And so, as Mr. I' am Possible,
18:12 I'm dealing with the whole I'm Possible message.
18:15 I want those individuals to walk out of that room
18:18 feeling empowered and ignited
18:20 not just motivated but inspired.
18:23 You know, people say motivation doesn't last.
18:26 And I say, "You're right motivation doesn't last,
18:28 and neither does taking a bath, that's why we do it every day."
18:31 And so you got to be motivated every single day
18:35 and then my goal is that you are inspired,
18:38 because when you're inspired, then you take action.
18:41 And so, that's the crux of the whole I'm Possible message,
18:44 that not impossible, I'm Possible message.
18:47 And we believe in saying that every day.
18:49 We believe in using repetition
18:51 because we hear a lot of negativity in society.
18:55 So we want to flip the script, we want to change the paradigm.
18:58 And we have the power to do that as people of faith.
19:02 Oh, that's great.
19:03 What would you say is a reason because you've used this phrase
19:08 a couple of times since we've been talking, "servant leader?"
19:11 Yes.
19:12 What is the importance
19:13 of a servant leader in today's society?
19:16 The servant leader is what we should all seek to be.
19:20 The servant leader is one
19:21 who lifts individuals who lives,
19:25 first of all you, must lift yourself.
19:27 And you must validate yourself every day.
19:29 And I want to give your listeners
19:30 four affirmations to do that.
19:32 "I love myself. I believe in myself.
19:37 I'm proud of myself.
19:39 And I'm a genius.
19:41 I love myself.
19:42 I believe in myself.
19:44 I'm proud of myself.
19:46 And I'm a genius."
19:47 And quite often, Yvonne, young people will say.
19:50 "Well, Mr. Brown, what do you mean,
19:52 when you say I'm a genius?"
19:53 And I say, "There's a gene in us.
19:56 And that gene is call greatness,
19:58 and God placed it in us.
20:00 And all we have to do is
20:01 nurture that and water that",
20:03 and when we say those four affirmations,
20:05 we can then serve others, that's the bottom-line,
20:08 that we all call to serve.
20:11 And as servant leaders, it goes together.
20:13 It goes together. A servant leader, it's innate.
20:17 It takes effort to be hateful.
20:19 It takes effort not to uplift each other.
20:22 It takes effort not to speak to people.
20:24 Service is innate in you.
20:27 Christ was the greatest servant leader of them all.
20:30 And we are a descendant, and descendants of him.
20:35 So how can we not be anything but servant leaders?
20:39 That's what we were call to be.
20:40 So when you say...
20:42 because some people might feel uncomfortable,
20:44 "I'm proud of me.
20:45 I believe in me."
20:47 You're not saying to the exclusion of God.
20:50 You're saying that
20:52 this is about self confidence, not about pride.
20:55 Absolutely, absolutely.
20:57 It's about confidence, not arrogance.
21:00 Not about being conceited, it's about being convinced.
21:03 It's about being convinced
21:05 that you were created for a purpose.
21:08 You were created to spread the message.
21:12 You were created to be missionaries.
21:14 You were created to ride on those ships.
21:17 One of those ships sailing on those ships like leadership,
21:21 and stewardship, and discipleship.
21:24 And forming partnerships,
21:26 and daring to dream in your friendships,
21:29 in your relationships.
21:30 And then you can reduce some of the hardships.
21:32 So we must understand that
21:35 God does not mind us edifying ourselves.
21:38 We just can't deify ourselves,
21:40 that we can definitely edify ourselves
21:42 and that's what the not impossible,
21:44 I'm Possible message is all about.
21:47 Not deification but definitely edification.
21:50 We must do that as we come against
21:52 so many negative forces in society today.
21:56 That's great.
21:58 What would you say have been some of the biggest challenges
22:01 that you have faced in trying to get this message out?
22:05 Some of the biggest challenges I have faced is,
22:08 we live in a generation that often thrives
22:12 and survives off of negative messages.
22:15 We see those negative messages on television
22:18 and primarily reality TV.
22:20 And when I'm talking to scholars across the world,
22:24 I don't say students, I say scholars,
22:25 because anybody can be a student
22:27 but it takes effort to be a scholar.
22:29 And so when I'm talking to these young people
22:31 and families, I remind them,
22:33 the reason you see those negative images on television
22:36 and the reason they call it television
22:38 is its telling of vision it wants you to see
22:41 but it's not real.
22:42 Many times, Yvonne, we live in the R-E-E-L
22:46 and we should be living in the R-E-A-L.
22:49 A lot of times our message, the positive gets swapped
22:54 and the positive gets eradicated
22:56 and cast aside because people love drama.
23:00 People love the negative messages.
23:02 Too much positive and they feel uncomfortable.
23:05 And so those have been my biggest challenges,
23:08 to shift the paradigm, to shift the conversation,
23:11 from impossible to I'm possible,
23:14 so those have been some of the biggest challenges,
23:16 just changing the mindset of individuals.
23:19 Because you see it every day on social media.
23:22 What has the most likes?
23:24 That which is negative.
23:25 Which, what has the most comments?
23:27 That which is negative.
23:28 And so, it is my goal, my duty, my dream, my vision,
23:32 my purpose to change the mindset
23:35 and the hearts of the viewers,
23:37 and the listeners and I do that exclusively
23:40 through positive messages that affect your life
23:43 and not infect your life.
23:46 That's good.
23:47 So tell us about a couple of the students that have come
23:52 to the I'm Possible institute
23:54 and how it's changed their lives.
23:56 Absolutely.
23:57 One of my students, if I can name her,
24:00 if you don't mind,
24:02 Miss Brenda H2O Waters
24:04 is an individual who came from a small town in Georgia.
24:08 And she's an individual who I mentored through the years
24:11 and I'm proud to say
24:13 she went on to be a powerful entrepreneur.
24:15 A powerful woman of God and woman of purpose.
24:18 And she's now on television as a salon owner
24:22 and a guru in the hair care industry,
24:25 someone who is positive.
24:26 And I have just watched her blossom.
24:28 I've watched her grow.
24:30 Another young man that I'll call by name,
24:32 Attorney Reggie McClendon.
24:34 A young man who they once said was a suspect.
24:37 And I told him, "You are not a suspect.
24:40 We build prospects.
24:41 Not suspects", that the young man
24:44 left the negative influences of the community,
24:47 went on to college, went on to law school
24:49 and now he's a powerful practicing attorney.
24:52 I work with young people as I told you,
24:54 in the South Fulton Arrow youth counsel
24:56 right in the Metro Atlanta area.
24:58 A lot of young people that we nurture each and every day.
25:01 You know, we tell these young people,
25:03 you have to be off the chains, and not in the chains.
25:06 We tell these young people,
25:07 you have to be people of faith, people of focus.
25:09 Why?
25:10 Because we don't ever want you to be property of the state.
25:13 We want you to own property in the state.
25:15 You know, Yvonne, I have a formula
25:17 that I share with young people across the world.
25:20 We're going to need reading over ringtones.
25:23 Text books, over text messages, and less bling, bling
25:27 and some more graduation ring.
25:29 Let me tell you, that resonates with them
25:31 about a tweet that today at KeithLBrown1911,
25:35 I'm going to send that tweet out,
25:37 I'm going to be tweeting about this program,
25:39 the Dare to Dream Network.
25:40 I'm going to be tweeting all day, because why?
25:43 Young people are responding to my tweets.
25:45 Young people are following me on Instagram
25:47 at KethiLBrown1911.
25:49 So wherever the young people are,
25:51 that's where I am.
25:53 And that's what we do through the I'm Possible institute
25:55 and 20-20 in the process.
25:57 We do that in schools.
25:58 We do that in faith-based organizations.
26:01 We do that with family advocacy agencies.
26:04 Wherever there are young people and families,
26:06 you will find Keith L. Brown, Mr. I'm Possible.
26:09 Wow! So how can people reach you?
26:11 They want to reach you
26:13 to invite you to come to their school
26:15 or to their organization or whatever.
26:18 How can they reach you?
26:19 They can reach me at Keith. L. Brown
26:22 1911, remember the L.
26:24 Keith L. Brown 1911. You understand that?
26:28 www.keithlbrown.com as well.
26:30 www.keithlbrown.com
26:31 and keithlbrown1911 on Twitter.
26:35 That's our Twitter handle, keithlbrown 1911
26:37 and www.keithlbrown.com.
26:39 And they can definitely reach me
26:40 and I would love to come to the school district
26:43 and promote the PEP rally and PEP rally stands for
26:46 Pupils, Educators, and Parents.
26:49 Because we touch all three facets.
26:50 We believe in, uplifting those scholars, the pupils.
26:54 We believe in professional development
26:56 with those educators, making them more innovative,
26:59 and relevant in the lives of the students
27:01 and scholars they serve.
27:02 And then the parents.
27:04 Because we have to have parental involvement.
27:06 And we show parents
27:07 how to be more involved primarily those fathers.
27:11 We teach men, to be fathers.
27:13 F-A-T-H-E-R-S.
27:16 Not F-A-R--T-H-E-R-S.
27:19 So we're bringing men back to the schools and saying,
27:22 "Don't send your wives
27:24 or significant others to the PTA meeting.
27:26 You go to the PTA. meeting.
27:27 You come on, man and get a boy."
27:30 Thank you so much, Keith, for being with us.
27:34 You have been so insightful,
27:36 so passionate, so full of purpose.
27:39 And what a blessing.
27:40 Thank you so very much
27:42 for sharing all that you did with us today.
27:45 Thank you. We'll have to have you back.
27:47 Absolutely, I'm possible.
27:49 You're possible, Mr. I'm Possible.
27:52 And thank you so much for joining in.
27:55 Please make sure that you join us next time
27:57 because you know what?
27:58 It just wouldn't be the same without you.


Revised 2016-04-14