Howard R. Jean
Howard R. Jean is dedicating his life to inspiring, teaching and instilling a sense of purpose in everyone he comes in contact with, throughout classrooms, communities, air-waves, programs and initiatives across the country. All aspects of personal development through education and self-introspection have been the driving force in all that he embarks upon. Jean has helped found and currently chairs Success for Life, Incorporated, and a South Carolina non-profit organization which provides after school programs, mentors and scholarships to students from single-parent homes. He is also the founder and C.E.O. of S.E.I.L. (Success through Education, Inspiration and Leadership), a private civic organization with a public mission of empowering and educating people towards self-sustainability in their communities and academic success in their classrooms. Through S.E.I.L., Jean catapulted the weekly talk-show, “Brothers Let’s Talk about It”, to regional acclaim. Over the air waves, he not only provided strategic solutions for issues weekly listeners faced in their communities and homes but also provided community outreach through the states of South Carolina and Georgia. Through community town-hall sessions, public speaking engagements and organization of community efforts, Jean began to epitomize what it meant to be a “servant leader”.
Jean has played an instrumental role in the Call Me MISTER program’s success and execution as an exemplary student and representative, from “the classroom to the boardroom”. Jean has been featured in such national media outlets as USA Today, TIME Magazine and National Public Radio's "All Things Considered", NEA Today, Black Issues in Higher Education. More recently Jean was mentioned in books “I Choose to Stay” and “The Immortality of Influence” by Salome Thomas-EL. In 2001, with the recommendation of Dr. Jones and former Call Me MISTER Director/former NFL standout Jeff Davis, Jean appeared on, The Oprah Winfrey Show when the program was selected to be a part of Oprah's Angel Network...
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