To Whom It May Concern:
Good Day Jermaine,
This quote typifies the impressive work consistently produced by Brothers Making a Difference NJ. Mr. Jones is a phenomenal keynote speaker who is gifted with the ability to reach today’s youth where it matters; in their hearts and minds to ignite positive change; and he has also gone the extra mile to share valuable resources with our primary grade students as well.
To date, Mr. Jones continues a partnership with Chancellor Avenue School providing on-going opportunities for out students. On behalf of Chancellor Avenue, we highly recommend Mr. Jones as a motivational speaker for all young teen and adults especially in urban school districts.
Your message of overcoming obstacles to achieve goals resonated with all the students. You’re an electrifying public speaker and your passion for inspiring the youth is infectious. You provided students with valuable advice from lessons well learned.
You are so charismatic and engaging! The students loved you!!!
Our office is very appreciative of you providing the message of encouragement, hope, and motivating students to overcome obstacles to reach their goals. In addition to motivating the students; your message touched many of the adults. Your message set a positive tone for the day’s conference. Thank you for your support and our office looks forward to working with you in the future.
Jermaine Jones was the keynote speaker at the YMCA of Delaware’s 29th Annual Black Achievers in Business and Industry Awards Dinner. He captivated the room with his high energy and inspiring story. He has the ability to motivate and relate to audiences spreading across generations. You will leave a Jermaine Jones keynote feeling better than the way arrived, while quoting some of his memorable quotes. Along with his talent Jermaine has been an absolute joy to work with. He is a true leader and has an amazing sense of humor. He has definitely left a mark on the hearts of the students, staff, and volunteers of the YMCA of Delaware. We’ve proudly welcomed Jermaine into our YMCA family!
You truly made a difference in the lives of these children. The children have already sent you their personal notes of thanks, but I wanted you to know on behalf of Christ Temple Church Ministries we say a BIG THANK YOU. We can never say thank you enough for your generosity, care and concern for the children of our community.
Mr Jones, you live true to the quote stated above. Your kind heart is always making someone feel better, whether its through encouraging words, your contagious smile, or a so needed and appreciated donation. The towels you donated to our Senior Citizen group definitely put smiles on their faces. Thank you for thinking about us and our community members. Your kindness will be treasured. Continued success to Brothers Making A Difference.
The administration and school counselor of Fairview Elementary School strongly recommend Jermaine Jones to present at any school seeking to build positive self-esteem and motivate students to do and be their best. Mr. Jones was able to capture the attention of our students and staff as he presented during Career Day. Any school who is able to bring in Jermaine Jones will be able to see how passionate, dedicated and motivating he is to inspire students to be and do their academic and personal best.
Mr. Jones’ passion and excitement for encouraging today’s youth is truly remarkable. Mr. Jones was an absolute pleasure to have at our school and I highly recommend him as a presenter at other schools and organizations. The students at Berkeley Elementary School are still buzzing about Mr. Jones and would love to meet with him again in the future.
Our teachers and students alike benefited from Mr. Jones’ energy, quality of the content and authenticity. We highly recommend Mr. Jones to present to other groups of students for a motivational and encouraging discussion. Thank you for your time.
Students left the workshops with a better understanding of themselves.
He is often found encouraging others to do good and become role models to the next generation. His passion for “making a difference” is becoming contagious to all that meet him. From the bottom of my heart, I will recommend Mr. Jermaine Jones for any task that demands precision and empathy. He is an asset to any event or organization.
Mr. Jones' energy is infectious, He is inspiring and like a breath of fresh air to listen to speak. We are so lucky and grateful to have had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Jones last year and to have has his presence at our school again this year. Alyssa Frank, School Counselor - Roosevelt School, January 2016
Mr. Jones combination of real life experience coupled with his passions and energy make for one of the most engaging speakers I've ever listened to. He is energetic, adaptable, and not afraid to engage the audience. We consider ourselves blessed to have had Mr. Jones be part of our Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. I highly recommend Mr. Jones for any speaking engagement, as you will surely come away inspired and ready to face life's challenges.
Jermaine Jones is that first splash of water we throw on our face that reminds us we are alive. That first cool summer breeze that we remember as kids. Now while these are common references,let me remind you that he is no common man and yet he is the one that makes us all feel better about ourselves. The man who asks for help, but not for himself, but to help another fellow man. There is no greater proof in that then when you check his resume and see the non-profit Brothers Making A Difference (BMAD) program he had started. Now you come and ask yourself how can he help us. His greatest gift is not what he can do for us, but what he offers others. He makes one feel better regardless of the situation. He is one man who doesn't just lead, but one who you would be willing to follow and that is a true sign of leadership.
He was very professional and responsive to our request and was an excellent role model for all of the young men that attended the conference. I highly recommend him as a speaker for any event that is targeted for youth attendees.
I heartily believe our youth and all present were greatly impacted by Mr. Jones, clearly because of his authentic way of delivering his message. It is an honor to recommend Mr. Jermaine Jones as a positive role model and motivational speaker to any school or organization.
The success that Mr. Jones inspires does come with a challenge, a challenge to take your success and pass it on to help someone in need. I can say with complete confidence that I recommend Mr. Jones to speak to any group, young or old; the group will come away inspired and challenged to put in the hard work that it takes to succeed.
On every occasion, he exemplified extreme professionalism, passion, and genuine care and concern for our young people.
Mr. Jones has a bright, vibrant personality. He speaks with clarity and sincerity. In November 2014, Mr. Jones presented a workshop at the Essex County Youth House for 22 inmates enrolled in our program. The boys were captivated by his presentation. His presentation confirmed that he needed to be our keynote speaker for our 2015 conference (Male by birth...Man by Choice!). Mr. Jones spoke to over 340 attendees. Due to high demand we were able to Skype his presentation into the Essex County Youth House. Afterward the boys asked for copies of his presentation so they could reflect on all he had to say. Mr. Jones would make an excellent speaker for youth and young adults. His personal experiences have provided him with invaluable lessons. He speaks from the heart with a passion to serve. He helps others to see the glass as half full rather than half empty. We highly recommend Jermaine Jones as a speaker for youth and young adults.
Mr. Jones is exhilarating public speaker. our graduates was extremely responsive to the inspirational message provided by Mr. Jones and we continue to look for opportunities to include him as a featured speaker for our students. Mr. Jones has extensive passion for making a difference, and it shows. He draws on his longstanding career as a mentor and community leader to create positive change for our society.
Roosevelt School had the pleasure of having Mr. Jermaine Jones present at our Career Day on January 21, 2019 for the fifth consecutive year. Mr. Jones presented to our 6th-8th grade staff and students and although the main topic was centered around his career, Mr. Jones always incorporates many other key topics that this age group benefits from learning more about.
Mr.Jones has never said no to our request for him to participate in our Career Day events and he has faithfully done so for the past six years. We are very grateful for his service to our school community and appreciate the mentorship he has provided to many of our students here at Heywood. He is truly a Brother Making a Difference" and we are fortunate to have the opportunity to partner with him each year.
I submit this letter on behalf of Mr. Jermaine Jones of Brothers Making a Difference, NJ for his recent appearance at the West Caldwell Campus of the Essex County Schools of Technology. During his visit, Mr. Jones met with the members of the Robotics Team and provided remarkable insight into his role as a leader, how he prepares himself to be his best each day, and how the team can use these lessons to improve their leadership and team works skills. In fact, after his motivational discussion, the team has adopted many of his strategies for success, most notably by promising to ask ourselves, “Have we shined our shoes today?”
Not a lot of people truly grasp my soul when I listen to their words. You are an inspiration to me and to many. My main goal by the end of high school is to inspire other students to pursue into robotics and to help them when they need me the most. I will take your story and your advice to help myself succeed. To study in the subjects that I'm struggling in and make them my best subjects. To one day graduate and find a job. Even after reaching that point I will continue to work hard for something better. Thank you so much for speaking to me and my team.
We all need to feel motivated, empowered; we all need to spread good news and kindness and this is what Mr. Jones did for our school. "Respect will take you places money won't." The students and adults benefited from Mr. Jones' visit. He is an ordinary man making an extraordinary difference.
Finally, Mr. Jones challenged us to never leave the building without using the two most powerful words, “Thank You,” so this letter of recommendation is also our final thank you to him for sharing himself and his experiences with our school community. I enthusiastically recommend him as a speaker for any events, as he will inspire your staff to greatness.
Mr. Jones combination of real life experience coupled with his passion and energy make for one of the most engaging speakers I've ever listened to. He's energetic, adaptable, and not afraid to engage the audience. Mr. Jones left the campers inspired by the messgae that "respect will take you places that money can't". Some of the campers told me that Mr. Jones inspired them to begin making better decisions in their daily lives. I highly recommend Mr. Jermaine Jones for any speaking engagement, his message will leave campers, students, and staff inspired and ready to make a difference in the world.
Mr. Jones leaves a positive and long lasting impression to all that hear his remarkable story. I’m pleased to report that Mr. Jones has partnered with the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office for the past four years by providing motivational workshops for our high school summer interns. Mr. Jones has also provided workshops for middle school students during our youth conferences. Mr. Jones’ exceptional communication skills and hands on approach make him a terrific choice as a motivational speaker for any event.
I just wanted to say thank you for your time you gave to speak to us a group. Mr. Jones your speech was amazing and so captivating to me. Mr.Jones I'm gonna tell you that I've wanted to make a difference in someone's life. I've always felt that everyone should leave a mark on this world. Now its up to you what you decide to make that mark be. Mr. Jones I have decided to make you my roll model.
You really have changed my perspective on the way I interact myself with people. I learned from you that the key to becoming successful is having the right mind set about everything. Also that even as a girl from Irvington New Jersey can make a difference in a lot of people's lives and I can eventually become anything I want to be by being respectful to everyone I meet and getting their business cards. Some of your quotes that really caught my attention were; "When you learn what everybody else hates you will eventually become their boss", Your setbacks are a setup for your comeback", "First step changing your way of thinking, second step changing your situation" , " Never look down on a person unless your going to to pick them up", "Don't let your method overshadow your message", and my personal favorite "Your character is built when no one is looking. Mr. Jones you told me that I am destined for greatness and I truly believe that. Thank you for shining a light on the way I think about life and others.
I highly recommend Mr. Jones as a speaker for any event for he will motivate his audience. His energy, enthusiasm and sincerity will draw any audience to deeply listen to his words and push individuals to be a better person. It is therefore with great pleasure that I provide this endorsement for Mr. Jermaine Jones.
Mr. Jones’ passion and dedication for working with today’s youth is truly admirable. He was a pleasure to have at our school and I would highly recommend him to be a speaking candidate at other schools and organizations.
Each speaker presented with passion and knowledge and made a uncanny connection with our students. We are appreciative of the opportunity to have this group visit, they did an outstanding job and our youngsters have reaped the benefits. Heather Carr, Ed.D., Principal -Berkeley School, Bloomfield, NJ, April 2015
Mr. Jones spoke from a place that was relatable to the students and he encouraged them to challenge their way of thinking in order to be better individuals. I would recommend Mr. Jones as a speaker for any organization that seeks an individual that can captivate, inspire, and motivate an audience.
Mr. Jones came to our school multiple times to have lunch with our young men. Our young men very much enjoyed listening to, speaking to, and connecting with Mr. Jones during his visits. Mr. Jones’deeply engaged our young men in meaningful discussions for which they looked forward to attending and participating in. Mr. Jones message to our young men mirrored that of our schools core values Respect, Integrity, Self Discipline, and Excellence (RISE). It was very helpful for our school to have someone who students connected with and who did not work for the school communicate the same message of RISE and graduating from college to our young men that we communicate to them every day. Mr. Jones energy, enthusiasm, and sincerity drew our young men to deeply listen to his words and pushed our young men to want to be better as students, sons, and members of the community.
Mr. Jones and Master Sargent Shareef Cleveland’s passion and dedication for working with today’s youth is truly admirable. They were a pleasure to have at our school and I would highly recommend them to be a speaking candidate at other schools and organizations. Valerie Nichols, School Counselor - Roosevelt School, January 2015
I'm a teacher at Cleveland Street school and will never forget your story or your great personality. My students will be better people for having met you. But I also benefited from your presentation and will do some of my own soul-searching after hearing your message.
I want to Thank you for coming all the way down to my school, Salem Community College an speaking with us on making a difference and sharing your life story with us. I am kind of in the same boat you were in , but hearing you really inspired me you said a lot of key points that will make me see life in a different way. Thank you for seeing a leader in me too. I also commend you for how you always bring your mother along and treat her like a queen, you were absolutely right when mentioning that it is important to respect your parents and guardians. I can't wait until you visit next semester.
Through an honest exploration of his own personal journey, Mr. Jones was able to connect with and inspire our students to perform a self-evaluation as they continue on their own paths to achieving greatness. We are grateful that our students had the opportunity to hear Mr. Jones’swords of wisdom and develop a sense of personal empowerment by understanding as did he, that they too can overcome adversity.
Your words were very touching and extremely inspiring to me. I am very appreciative of the word of wisdom you shared. It takes a lot to share your story and I am so blessed to have been a part of this. Thank you again for touching our hearts!!
At the end of the day I could not have been happier with the decision to allow Mr. Jones to speak to our students and I would welcome him back anytime. He definitely left the school body with a sense that they can do anything that they set their mind to.
Mr. Jones has an extraordinary passion for making a difference, and it shows. Dana L Owens, Director, Concrete Roses, September 2014
Mr. Jones is always willing and able to assist in any way possible to help the youth of tomorrow. His dedication to participate in the program, with his precision, I found to be very impressive and enlightening. His enthusiasm and dedication in making a difference in the lives of youth and adults