WHO WE ARE
We are a group of passionate, focused and determined individuals dedicated to reaching incarcerated and at-risk juveniles at home and abroad.
He served a 10-year federal sentence in the early 90's. Today, he's a published author, entrepreneur & completely smitten father. Listen to how he turned things around.
MISSION + VISION
Our undeterrable mission is to provide the at-risk and incarcerated youth the tools they need to become an unencumbered and productive member of society
A few kind words from some individuals we've had the immense pleasure of getting to know along the way.
Our programs are thoroughly researched and meticulously planned to have the maximum beneficial impact for our incarcerated and at-risk youth.
Second Chances Are Created is a program designed to enlighten our at-risk and incarcerated youth to the hard work and all out guts it takes to acquire a new beginning.
Preparing for Productivity will show give the at-risk or incarcerated youth the tools needed to become a gainfully employed & productive member of society.
The Value of Relationships was created for the express purpose of showing our at-risk and incarcerated youth the necessity of investing wisely in our relationships.
Transisition to Success will give support to released or otherwise rehabilitated youth by providing grooming and clothing services to those looking to become gainfully employed.
HAVE LAWRENCE SPEAK
"We move with grace, decide with compassion and execute with power ..."
-A. Lawrence Haskins
Our leaders are passionate, dedicated and wholly committed to the cause of reaching and helping to transform the mindset of our juvenile offender citizenry. A mission for which we are dug in and ready to fight for no matter what or however long it takes
A. LAWRENCE HASKINS
ARLIN LAWRENCE HASKINS is an expert on what motivates the incarcerated individual to positive change because he was once counted among their ranks. Having served a decade long sentence in federal penitentiaries from 1992-2002, Lawrence managed to turn his life around. Today, in addition to having held leadership positions at Fortune 500 companies Apple Inc. and Xerox Corp., he is a published author, business owner, social commentator and completely smitten father. Mindful of his own rocky path, Lawrence is a firm believer that, with the proper amount of consistent work and dedication, there isn’t a single circumstance the truly determined individual can’t come back from. And so it’s his mission, for the benefit of all society, to challenge and inspire our incarcerated citizenry to positive change.
VP - Marketing & Communications
A consummate professional, TAYLOR CARTER has held positions of leadership at Fortune 500 companies Best Buy Inc. and Verizon Wireless where he currently maintains a leadership role. Along with studying the discipline in college, Taylor has proven time and again that he has what it takes to be an effective communicator in that he has shaped and successfully led teams for two of the biggest corporations in the world today.
As Communications Director, Taylor is responsible for shaping, crafting and deploying the LawrenceSpeaks message, event schedule and mission statement both externally and internally with the goal of expanding our reach and widening our impact.
VP - Events & Development
An expert at event development, planning and organization, AMANDA SILVESTRO has lent her considerable talents in a management capacity at companies like Wal-Mart as well as the hotel industry. In a testament to the fact that her passions are closely aligned with our cause, Amanda is only a few credits away from earning her Associates Degree in Criminal Justice from Southern New Hampshire University.
As VP of Events & Development, Amanda's primary responsibility is to plan and oversee the execution of our events as well as liaise with the various venues, supporting vendors and staff of any event that the LawrenceSpeaks Organization initiates or is a part of.
Director, Corporate Relations
SID RAHMAN is a serial entrepreneur who owns and operates enterprises in both the automotive and restaurant business sectors. He is known for his meticulous attention to detail as much as for his impeccable business acumen and initiative when it comes to simply getting things done.
As Director of Corporate Relations, Sid is responsible for making inroads to and building bridges with our potential and existing partners to find ways that makes a marriage of their corporate values with our core mission a win win.
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