Tutoring Services that Changes Kids’ Lives – Angeles Echols, Part 2

Tutoring Services that Changes Kids’ Lives – Angeles Echols, Part 2

Support | Encourage | Inspire

Access Part 1 of Cheryl’s interview with Angeles Echols-Brown here. This is part 2.

Educating Young Minds outshines provides tutoring services and mentoring programs that providing college prep, support, encouragement, and inspiration for at-risk youth in Los Angeles. Since the ’60s and the Civil Rights movement, there’s been a great deal of talk, but not a lot of meaningful action when it comes to providing mentoring programs or tutoring services that create equal opportunity in education for minorities and children of color. Yet EYM is so much more than just one of many tutoring schools. Founder Angeles Echols-Brown has created access to job programs, inspiring kids to dream and vision what they want to hope for, with mentoring programs and tutoring services that inspire unequaled outcomes.

Since the ’60s and the Civil Rights movement, there’s been a lot of talk, but not a lot of meaningful action when it comes to real changes to provide equal opportunity in education for minorities and children of color.

How do children, many of whom have little family support structure, break free from generations of poverty, find encouragement, guidance, inspiration, and the knowledge that can open doors to a life beyond their wildest dreams?

In Part 2 of Cheryl Hodgson’s interview with Angeles Echols-Brown, we learn about the challenges Angeles faces as a non-profit changing lives, the grace of community support, and the EYM All Access online platform. All Access provides kids with access to hundreds of career paths and companies who need experts in various fields in 10-11 different areas, the leaders in each profession, and the educational path to attaining a job in the chosen field.

Nelson Mandela Quote on Learned Rascism

Angeles Echols-Brown, a graduate of Cornell University, and a community leader began her career as a teacher in Los Angeles, CA. Angeles is known and respected by the Mayor, the Chief of Police as a community leader. She is loved and adored by thousands of kids whose lives she has helped transform. Educating Young Minds has transformed the lives of over 4000 children through education, inspiration, love, mentoring, encouragement, fostering dreams. 82% of EYM graduates from tutoring services and mentoring programs have gone on to graduate from four-year universities, including Ivy League schools. 

What can Angeles and EYM teach our leaders, and our educators about action, instead of talk without change that has plagued the education of our kids for generations?

Highlights from Part 2:

  • I can only fix me if I think of me in terms of fixing me and making me better, but I want to help you. When I extend that hand and point that finger to help you, there is a finger always pointing back that says “You’ve got to help yourself.” In helping you, I’ve got to help myself in order to make that happen.
Angeles Echols Educating Young Minds
Photo: LA Weekly
  • But we must keep moving forward because when we reach back trying to hit a man on his head, you know, the energy this cost? when I’m swinging back here, trying to get you from, it keeps me from doing what? Coming forward.
  • Angeles shares the journey to build All Access, the Educating Young Minds online platform. Two of her graduates Todd and Adam lead the journey to a platform that provides education, guidance and career path inspiration and direction.
  • How Virtual Reality is opening new windows in the minds of the kids. We can   take these kids to places that they could not have imagined. Imagine kids who want to go into medicine and they enter the augmented reality world and there is a body and they can take the parts of the body and really study and learn and be encouraged. Interspace labs can take a jet engine apart, but really, and it’s one on one. It’s just them. And no one’s judging them. No one’s saying whether or not they were properly attired, you know, their dress code.
Educating Young Minds Helps Children Climb
Helping Others climb with Educating Young Minds
  • When community comes together for a common good, miracles can happen. The story of EYM’s search for a new campus home on a moment’s notice and how the forces of the good will came together to create a new home for EYM.       

More About Angeles Echols-Brown and Educating Young Minds:

What began as an after school tutoring program for a couple of kids in Angeles Echols’ one room apartment over thirty years ago has become the most successful programs of its kind anywhere. EYM has 23 teachers that work tirelessly to encourage kids, inspire them to dream and believe they can build a better life for themselves and their communities.

Educating Young Minds is a non-profit which operates solely upon the donations of it supporters including individuals.  Learn more about how you can help, or how the EYM on line All Access program could change the lives of kids in your community.

Listen to Part 2: https://www.brandrevolution.show/educating-young-minds-life-changing-formula/

Learn more and support EYM: https://educatingyoungminds.org
Call EYM: 323 840 3556
Email: Info@educatingyoungminds.org

Connect with Cheryl Hodgson:   

Website: brandaide.com 
Book: https://registeredtrademarkbook.com 
Twitter:  twitter.com/brandaide 
Facebook:  facebook.com/brandaide 
Email:  cheryl@brandaide.com 
Show: brandrevolution.show 
YouTube: youtube.com/user/BrandaideTV 
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/cherylhodgson 
Instagram:  instagram.com/brandaide

Welcome to the Brand (R)evolution Podcast – Cheryl Hodgson

Welcome to the Brand (R)evolution Podcast – Cheryl Hodgson

In this episode, Cheryl discusses: 

  • Her professional background and her vision for the Brandaide podcast. 
  • Branding as an often mis-understood yet omnipotent term. 
  • How branding equals communication across multiple platforms.  
  • Learning from the experts to help build one’s own brand. 

Key Takeaways: 

  • We need to move out of our own knowledge silos in order to grow. 
  • Branding is a multi-disciplinary area of expertise. 
  • Branding is necessary in order to be seen and heard. 
  • Great branding is the root of success and legacy in business.  

“Let’s help you create your revolution through evolution, and understand what it really takes to build a brand that changes the lives of those you serve.” — Cheryl Hodgson 

Connect with Cheryl Hodgson:  
Website: brandaide.com
Book: https://registeredtrademarkbook.com
Twitter:  twitter.com/brandaide
Facebook:  facebook.com/brandaide
Email:  cheryl@brandaide.com
Show: brandrevolution.show
YouTube: youtube.com/user/BrandaideTV
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/cherylhodgson
Instagram:  instagram.com/brandaide

Cheryl Hodgson

Everyone uses the words “brand” and “branding” and banters it about as if it's a term of art, as if we're all supposed to come out of the womb knowing exactly "What is a brand?" There are so many definitions, there are so many different interpretations. I began to ask myself, “What does this word really mean anyway?” And quite frankly, I was a bit embarrassed to admit, I didn't really know. So, it became my mission a few years ago to stop operating alone in my own silo of the brand protection world and venture out, and find out what's going on in the other silos in the world of branding.

Branding is a multi-disciplinary area of expertise that requires many different types of people to assist entrepreneurs and business owners who wish to build a brand. I decided it would be my mission to meet some of those people and learn from them and share them with you.

For those of you who don't know me, I'm Cheryl Hodgson. I'm an attorney and the host of the Brandaide Podcast. The Brandaide Podcast is about your Revolution, your evolution as an entrepreneur, a Marketing Director, a digital marketer.

“How do we communicate across all the multiple platforms it requires for a brand to be successful, and for a business to be seen and heard in today's noisy world?”

By background, I'm a music trademark and copyright attorney. And I've represented creators, entrepreneurs and business owners of all types. I've litigated cases in federal courts around the US and protected trademarks for dozens of brand owners. I've championed artists rights in the music industry for many years. In my early days, I was a talent agent, and even managed a rock band. That was an experience. Let me tell you.

Today, I'm about empowering my clients and entrepreneurs with access to knowledge and people that can help them launch and build their business with a strong foundation, one that avoids pitfalls minimizes risk and helps build a lasting legacy for your business.

I just love meeting and working with entrepreneurs and business owners who are leading the way to create their own revolution and evolution in the world, and for the clients and customers they serve. Having worked in one silo of the brand world, the protection side, I began to wonder what it would take to dismantle the silos so we could meet and learn from those in the other areas of expertise in the world of brands. So, I'm here, let's dismantle the silos. Let's help you create your revolution through evolution and understand what it really takes to build a brand that changes the lives of those who serve.

The Brandaide Podcast will introduce you to the real world of brands and branding. We will examine:

What is a brand?

How do you create, build and protect a brand that increases the bottom line and contributes to the lasting legacy?

How do you reach the hearts and minds of those who serve so that you build rabid fans and develop that word of mouth for your business, so that people want to do business with you?

Today's online brands must use a multitude of channels from which to connect with clients and prospective customers, managing messages across all those platforms. Building a team that connects to the hearts and minds of those who serve takes a village, that team of experts across a multitude of areas of expertise. Many of these didn't even exist a few short years ago-social media for example. We will meet some of those brands specialists- those who can help you on your journey when it comes to the meaning of the word "brand."

I think of Connection | Community| Contribution | Currency.

These come from creative people, those who help you build the consumer experience, team building, informational marketing, training and coaching, legal and protection, and innovation to name but a few. We'll look at ways you can reach your customers, and will look at alternatives to the traditional forms of advertising and marketing. And we'll examine some of those as well. We'll meet successful brands who are connecting to those they serve, and are changing lives and the world in which they live. We'll talk about some of the brand failures and what might have gone wrong.

The show is for entrepreneurs building a business or online brand and, what businesses are not online? Marketing Directors, Digital Marketing executives, and advertising executives will also learn from the experts who may help them and their mission to serve their clients.

I'll be interviewing guests weekly and on occasion. I'll also include “Cheryl Goes Solo”, an episode where I'll be sharing my take on current brand-centric topics. Or I may also provide useful practical information on how to Select | Secure | Sustain your brand, leverage your wealth, and build a lasting legacy for your business and your family. I look forward to speaking with you and hearing your thoughts and suggestions along the way.

I look forward to seeing you on the other side.