C’BS ALife has a pedigree in working with the youth being the son of a minister and of an elementary school teacher. This foundation led him to working with youth in public and private schools and many youth programs. With the guidance of his parents, he realized early on that it isn’t enough to
just be a product of one’s environment, but that one must be the producer of one’s environment. It is this fundamental lesson that he works to pass on in all of his presentations.
Early in his career he worked with the emerging youth service program L.E.A.P. (Leadership Education Athletics in Partnership) gaining valuable experience in mentor-ship. Learning how to relate to relate to college students, high school students, parents and city officials was great preparation for him. Soon he realized that he was able to summarize philosophies and strategies into a digestible form that was easily understood by his target audiences. Beyond L.E.A.P. he expanded his knowledge by working at the Educational Center for the Arts, Young Voices Initiative, and Integrates Refugee and Immigrant Services.
C’BS has tailored his presentation and delivery to a host of diverse audiences. His lectures are engaging to youth and adult alike. He has been a conference speaker for the Our D.R.E.A.M. for our World MLK Day Conference, the International Student Leadership Network, the United Way, Freedom Schools, and the Children’s Defense Fund. In 1995, he was recognized by the Children’s Defense Fund as the Nation Authority on the college recruitment of youth service volunteers. He is also a nationally recognized Djhuty Akbar Understanding Committee scholar.
C’BS ALife currently lives in New Haven, CT where he a Senior editor at both Supreme Design Publishing and Two Horizons Press. He continues his youth outreach by volunteering his time and space. He is a well known fixture in the neighborhoods of New Haven and can never be found being idle.
Industry Expertise (3)
Areas of Expertise (2)
Educational Center for the Arts:
- Djhty Understanding Akbar Committee
- Supreme Design Publishing
- Two Horizons Press
- Hood Health
Event Appearances (1)
Our D.R.E.A.M. for our World MLK Day Conference New Haven, CT
Sample Talks (1)
Insight into the history of eating healthy amongst people of color along with basic steps on living healthier. H.E.A.L.T.H. (Healthy Eating And Lifestyle Through Habit)
- Workshop Leader
- Author Appearance