Author Archives: Jeffery "J.A." Faulkerson

About Jeffery "J.A." Faulkerson

Jeffery "J.A." Faulkerson is the Executive Director of ACHIEVEMENT SQUARE Development & Training Centers, Inc. Through his Northern Virginia-based nonprofit corporation, he strives to help economically disadvantaged individuals increase their capacity to become great nurturers, great learners, great workers and great leaders. Jeffery is also a Nonprofit Strategist | Book Author | Motivational Speaker with Culturally Coded Content, a for-profit creative writing and strategic planning firm. He is the author of Adinkrahene: Fear of a Black Planet (fiction) and Real Men Raise CHAMPIONS: Unleashing Your Inner COACH (nonfiction). In July 2015, Adinkrahene: Fear of a Black Planet was named one of three finalists for a Phillis Wheatley Book Award (in the First Fiction category). The Phillis Wheatley Book Awards are held annually in conjunction with the Harlem Book Fair in New York City. A certified parent educator through Active Parenting Publishers, Inc., Jeffery is committed to showing all parents how to positively influence their children’s thoughts, feelings and behaviors. He earned his Master’s of Science degree in Social Work from the University of Tennessee, and has worked with professionals in both the public and private sectors for over 20 years to improve outcomes for low-income children and their families. Jeffery is available to speak about his insights and experiences as an author, child and family advocate, philanthropist, and former TRIO Upward Bound and YMCA director. He also offers fee-based services for individual and corporate clients and facilitates fee-based workshops for parents who understand the importance of honing their skills and learning from other people’s experiences.

SHOW THEM WHO WE ARE! Introducing The BOSS Project

In the film “Black Panther”, Wakanda Queen Ramonda shouts out to T’Challa, her son, “Show him who you are!”  She made this plea because T’Challa was on the verge of defeat at the hands of M’Baku during a ceremonial fight … Continue reading

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Denzel Washington’s Speech | MotivationHub

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Local Coalition Announces 2020 Scholarship Recipients

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, June 17, 2020 NORTHERN VIRGINIA – The DMV Youth Leadership Coalition announced today the four recipients of its inaugural LEAD RIGHT Scholarship Awards.  The dollar amount for each individual award is $5,000, and this amount is … Continue reading

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Authentic Leaders Aren’t Born, They’re MADE

Toastmaster Dave Zieliniski writes in a November 2015 Toastmaster magazine article that “having the courage to be emotionally open and transparent is a key to being authentic in a leadership role. Authenticity makes you more trustworthy and approachable in any … Continue reading

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J. A. Faulkerson’s PLAYBOOK INSIGHT SERIES: Becoming a Reliable Friend

Hello, everyone. My name is J. A. Faulkerson, and I’m the author of Young Achiever Playbook: Planning to Achieve.  I released this book in early 2019 in hopes of giving adolescents and young adults some of the tools they will … Continue reading

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University of Maryland, College Park Youth Leadership Symposium Event Cancelled

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, March 29, 2019   Washington, D.C. – The DMV Youth Leadership Coalition announced today that its April 20, 2019 youth leadership symposium event at the University of Maryland, College Park Stamp Student Union has been cancelled … Continue reading

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DC Area Author Releases Young Achiever Playbook To Inspire America’s Youths

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, March 22, 2019 Northern Virginia – Author J. A. Faulkerson announced today the release of the first installment in his Young Achiever Playbook series. Young Achiever Playbook: Planning To Achieve offers adolescents and young adults practical … Continue reading

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Poor Mom Teaches Rich Mom What It Means To Be Successful

This video moved me because it succinctly encapsulates the message I share in Young Achiever Playbook: Planning To Achieve. A successful life should never be based on what you receive. It should be based on what you give.

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Planning To Achieve

How does one plan to achieve? Well, for starters, you have to see it to believe it.  After you have allowed the sight of your achievements to become real in your mind, you have to birth them into creation by … Continue reading

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How To Be a Social Entrepreneur | TEDx Talks

Great presentation on what it means to be a Social Entrepreneur.  Check it out below.

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