Meet Jonathan Z Queen, Author/Motivational Speaker
Jonathan Z. Queen, the oldest of five children, was raised in an impoverished neighborhood in Harrisburg, PA by a struggling, single mother. He began using and selling drugs at the age of 14. At the age of 23 he was arrested for the third time, labeled a Career-Criminal and sentenced to 10 years in a Federal Prison.
During the last four years of his 9-year prison sentence, Jonathan completed over 18 months of criminal behavior and drug education programs. He subsequently volunteered for the 500-hour Residential Drug-Abuse Program, where he became a Peer Counselor, Sponsor and Board Member on the Education/Tutoring Committee. Jonathan graduated first in his RDAP class and has become well-versed in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), ABC’s of Rational Self Analysis, Criminal Thinking Errors, Anger Management, Conflict Resolution, Victim Impact and Assertive Communication.
Today, Jonathan Z. Queen is an author, motivational speaker, playwright, actor, director, and poet. He is the co-founder of New Mindz Enterprises and Vice President of Asikari Publishing, LLC. He is a contributor to The Q Review and an editor/columnist for NY Gospel Magazine. He is an ordained deacon at First Baptist Church of Lexington, Va and works as a Government Contract Manager at Sayre Enterprises Inc. where he also directs the employee GED program. More importantly, he is a devoted husband, faithful father and community leader. He was recently featured in the Federal Prison Industry 2008 Annual Report to Congress in an article entitled The Power of One Success.
Jonathan is also a member of The National Exhoodus Council (NEC); a nationwide campaign comprised of formerly incarcerated professionals; all are former members of the criminal/drug/gang culture who now manage community based organizations in 50 cities. Their motto is: Serving Our Country After Serving Our Time.
Mr. Queen is a very energetic, effective and inspirational speaker who specializes in interactive workshops that include spoken word, improvisations and role playing. His experience as a GED Tutor in four different Correctional Institutions has made him very knowledgeable about the correlation between illiteracy and how the drop-out rate affects the crime rate; he especially enjoys sharing his experiences with at-risk-youth.
Jonathan Z Queen is the new example.
Jonathan Z. Queen is available for speaking engagements, school assemblies, book signings, interviews, reading group discussions, seminars and workshops. Capability Statement available upon request. Email requests to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jonathan Z. Queen
Vice President, Asikari Publishing, LLC
Motivational Speaker / Author
"To be a servant of God, is to be a leader of men."
Are You S.A.N.E. (Setting A New Example)
Changing Who You Are by Changing How You Think
Don't Blame Me: The Convict Chronicles
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