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New Book Release - April 2013


Our Children's Keepers

Church Guide for Pre-College Mentoring Programs

Our Children’s Keepers is a step-by-step guide for churches that want to help youth go to college. Combing successful college preparation strategies with scriptural foundations, the guide covers the full spectrum of the college admission process.

It is the perfect tool for developing Church-School-Community Partnerships.


Not Only for Churches


Even though the primary focus Our Children’s Keepers is church-sponsored mentoring programs, this unique, easy to use guide is useful to families and secular organizations that mentor youth as well.

What a Christian leader says about Our Children's Keepers:

"I highly recommend this book to churches, Christian educators, clergy and parents as well. It should further be a part of the library of all those who work directly or indirectly with children at all levels of the secular educational setting. It is the religious leader’s guide to preparing a young person to live successfully and abundantly in this world. It further sets a benchmark that establishes perfect concord between the sacred and the secular."

--Reverend Byron Williams
Moderator, Central Hudson Baptist Association, State of New York



Recent Speaking Engagements


Workshop: "Writing a Strategic Enrollment Management Plan." State University of New York. College Admissions Professionals - SUNYCAP Leadership Institute. June 13, 2012.

 

Guest lecturer, SUNY New Paltz, Introduction to Black Studies Class; title, “The History of the Foundation of the SUNY New Paltz Black Studies Department and Educational Opportunity Program.”


Kiwanis Club, Kingston NY—“The Roots and Meaning of Kwanza”


Trinity-Pawling School—“Diversity as a Way of Life”



Upcoming Pre-College Mentoring Guide


Eddie's most recent endeavor is the completion of a pre-college mentoring guide, “Our Children’s Keepers: A Guide to Christian Pre-College Mentoring Programs.” This unique and easily understood guide is focused on the systematic process of preparing urban students for college. The guide is apropos for churches working with disadvantaged youth lacking traditional counseling and support as well as for families and community organizations. The Guide is not yet under publishing contract.



Recent Speaking Engagements


Workshop: "Writing a Strategic Enrollment Management Plan." State University of New York. College Admissions Professionals - SUNYCAP Leadership Institute. June 13, 2012.

 

Guest lecturer, SUNY New Paltz, Introduction to Black Studies Class; title, “The History of the Foundation of the SUNY New Paltz Black Studies Department and Educational Opportunity Program.”


Kiwanis Club, Kingston NY—“The Roots and Meaning of Kwanza”


Trinity-Pawling School—“Diversity as a Way of Life”



Recently Published Article


Eddie’s recent article, “The Search for a New Pastor,” One Church’s Guide to How They Discovered the Will of God in Selecting a Pastor, was published in the March 2008 issue of The Christian Reader. For a free copy, email editor Darryl Barrs at TheChristianReader@cfl.rr.com.



Poems Accepted by Reverie


Eddie’s poem, “Michael's Mother” (English and French versions), will be included the spring 2007 issue of Reverie: Midwest African American Literature. “Call and Response” has been accepted for the Spring 2008 issue. Both poems are from Capt’s Dreaming Chair.



Admission Essay Workshop for Pre-College Students Applying to Competitive Colleges


“Selling Yourself in Words: The College Essay” has been a hit in New York high schools. This workshop is a practical guide to writing a college admission essay. Emphasis is placed on the writing process and methods for making students essays “stand out in the crowd.” Click here for more details.



Recent and Upcoming Readings


Black History Project, "On Whose Shoulders We Stand."

Riverview Missionary Baptist Church


The Howland Cultural Center’s, Calling All Poets Series 2011, Beacon, NY


Hudson Valley Poetry Festival, Widow Jane Mine, Rosendale, NY


Bob Wright Poetry Series, Athens, NY


The Rosendale Café with the Betty McDonald Jazz Trio, Rosendale, NY


Gospel Jazz Café, Riverview Baptist Church, Kingston, NY