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  • Genre:BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • SubGenre:Educators
  • Language:English
  • Pages:132
  • Format:Paperback
  • Paperback ISBN:9781667852676

Broken Spirit

Let It Go So You Can Grow

by Maryam Bey

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Overview
"Broken Spirit: Let It Go So You Can Grow" compares the link between miseducation and mass incarceration. This must-read book shares information on education inequality in urban schools and how there is a direct relationship between poor education and mass incarceration for Black and Hispanic youth. An educational environment must be conducive to students and their specific stages of development. This book also highlights the importance of mental health wellness, as it is key to students' holistic healing. The continuing racism in our country creates fear and anxiety which eventually develops into Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. This book seeks to address these fundamental issues and spark change within our educational system. Maryam Bey wrote this book so that individuals can recognize their greatness and live their purpose in life.
Description
"Broken Spirit: Let It Go So You Can Grow" compares the link between miseducation and mass incarceration. This must-read book shares information on education inequality in urban schools and how there is a direct relationship between poor education and mass incarceration for Black and Hispanic youth. An educational environment must be conducive to students and their specific stages of development. This book also highlights the importance of mental health wellness, as it is key to students' holistic healing. The continuing racism in our country creates fear and anxiety which eventually develops into Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. This book seeks to address these fundamental issues and spark change within our educational system. Maryam Bey wrote this book so that individuals can recognize their greatness and live their purpose in life.
About the author
Maryam Bey, a resident of Elizabeth, New Jersey, came to Newark, New Jersey in 1967. She was a broken spirit fleeing from a father who raped her at fifteen years old. She dropped out of school in the twelfth grade due to pregnancy. She married and had three more children. She obtained her General Education Diploma from Steven's Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. In 1975 she opened Creative Garden School with the help of her husband and four brothers. After ten years of operating her school, she closed Creative Garden due to a traumatic divorce. Maryam eventually earned two degrees in Urban Education & Public Policy from Saint Peter's University in Jersey City, New Jersey. A former Newark Public Schools Board Member and Newark Public Schools Board President, Maryam was councilwoman candidate for the West Ward twice. She has received many community, municipal, and organization awards for her community activism. She is the Founder, CEO, and Host of Tell a Vision, LLC, a local cable tv show. She lectures at colleges, schools, faith-based organizations, and conducts staff trainings in reentry. She produces inspiring conferences, workshops, and symposiums. She began her career in the prison system 2006 as an Employment Counselor at The Kintock Group. In 2008 she was hired as a Senior/Program Counselor at Delaney Hall. In 2014 she was hired for the City of Newark to work with their reentry population. Throughout 2015 - 2016 she conducted job readiness trainings for inmates at the Essex County Correctional Facility. All facilities are in Newark, New Jersey. Maryam is passionate and loves working with brothers and sisters who are interested in their own personal development. To Maryam, attitude is everything and there are no excuses.
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