"Jonathan was skilled, poised, purposeful, and focused in the information that was being presented.
This passion helped infuse an interactive, lively, and engaging discussion among the youth, who not only learned how to set goals, but also learned how to avoid the pitfalls and barriers that could prevent the youth from being successful." - Dana Williams Program Manager for the collaboration between the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative (MBK) and the Denver Workforce Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP),
With over 25 years of community involvement with organizations like Open Door Youth Gang Alternatives, I have demonstrated a lifetime commitment to the success of young people. I facilitate mentoring programs and goal setting workshops. . I have closely partnered and worked with several government agencies, non-profits and grassroot organizations and community based organizations from the Denver metropolitan area including the My Brother's Keeper Initiative, The ROCK Center, Aurora Public Schools and the Cherry Creek School District.
"Since the inception of the “Be Better Than Average Boys” afterschool program Marquise has a certain tenacity and desire to exercise greatness in everything he does. He stands without fear making choices to better himself. I have seen him walk away from situations that could lead him off task and away from his goals. I have seen him hold his peers to a new level of greatness. This new resolve in Marquise is clearly long lasting.- Carissa Freeman, Kenton Elementary 5th Grade teacher
Reviews and Evaluations for the Better Than Average Goals Seminars, Workshops or Speaking Engagements
From the first time that I met Jonathan, I knew that he just had a heart to help. A heart to share with others the knowledge that he obtained over the years through personal experience and research. And a heart to get others to live a life that was out of normal, but a life that was "Better Than Average". There were so many times where I would reach out to Jonathan to just have a basic discussion, but I always left the conversation being challenged in some way or another to better not only my business, but myself as a person. I'm so happy to have such a positive, support system in my life who is not only so knowledgeable, but one who lives what he speaks and writes about! Through his words and encouragement, I am persuaded to live a life that is goal oriented, success focused, and Better Than Average!