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Friday, March 22, 2024

Meet the Black Educator of 32 Years Whose Program Has Revitalized Hundreds of Underperforming School Districts

Akil Marshall

Nationwide — Akil Marshall is a vibrant, energetic 76-year-old African American industry pioneer who has been an educator for more than three decades. As the founder of a program called Winning in America, has played a pivotal role in revitalizing hundreds of underperforming school districts, steering them toward academic success and operational efficiency..

Mr. Marshall is also an accomplished author having written over 20 children’s books with each of his books having its own song and video, and being available in digital format.

Mr. Marshall has extensive experience in the education field, working in school districts with K-12 principals, teachers, students, and parents. One of his books in particular, The High Five Model for American Education – (Awakening the Genius and Leadership Within), was first published in 2013 and boasts years of classroom implementation with proven successful results.

That book remains an innovative, powerful primer for schools and teachers seeking to implement a proven strategy for motivating at-risk students in a classroom setting. Teachers and principals who have used his classroom techniques i.e. “Sit, Stand, Walk, Think & Speak in your Royalty” have experienced positive changes in student’s behavior, attitude, and academic performance.

Mr. Marshall has received many awards including the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award presented by the Cleveland Orchestra and the Greater Cleveland Partnership. He was also the first Strength and Fitness coach in the NBA for the Cleveland Cavaliers in 1984. His program was later adopted league-wide beginning with Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls in 1985.

A powerful, skilled motivator with decades of hands-on experience, his life philosophy is: “I Believe You have a Right to be Successful”

As an in-demand keynote speaker, he addresses these topics:
1. Exercise, Health & Wellness
2. Leadership/Competitiveness
3. Empowerment & Motivation
4. Reaching the At-Risk Student
5. Winning in America

Learn more about his Winning in America program at AkilMarshall.com

The Winning in America program is a team of artists, musicians, dancers, educators, and performers who teach in and through the arts. They turn everyday classrooms and arenas into magical worlds for expression and creativity. The goal is not just to educate but to awaken the genius in each student. Students learn new skill sets that revolve around the arts, and they learn what it takes to be competitive and productive daily in America’s capitalistic economy.

The program’s team comes from all walks of life bringing their own unique style and experiences to the classroom. Each teacher brings their professional expertise through the arts expanding the horizon of knowledge, creativity, and self-expression to every lesson using the High Five Model for American Education.

For press inquiries, media interviews, and/or to book Akil Marshall to keynote your next event, contact winninginamerica.com@gmail.com or 216-832-0167.