Good Morning Patrick,

Yesterday was one of the best days we have ever had at our school. Derrick was awesome, and the experience was beyond what I imagined. I truly appreciate him taking the time to interact with my students and sign their books.

Even though we have never met, I have learned a lot from you in such a short period of time. I told Derrick that we started planning for this day in October; however, it was actually September. I value your commitment to our community and look forward to working with you in the future.

All the best,

— Anya —

Patrick Oliver’s On My Own: Vision Board Guidebook for Young People is an inspirational and thought-provoking tool that can help prepare today’s youth for tomorrow’s workplace. With the incredibly competitive landscape our youth faces today, particularly in the workplace, job-seekers must be armed not only with the appropriate skills to do a job, but also with a clear vision as to what it is that they want. The On My Own: Vision Board Guidebook offers an easy to follow, engaging approach towards creating a positive vision for the future of our youth. Through a series of exercises, it helps inspire readers to harness the power already within them to create the successful future they deserve.

Stuart C. Taylor, President, Top Performers Recruitment, LLC Author, How to Ace a Job Interview!

With On My Own, Patrick Oliver is encouraging our young people to do something that society gives them little incentive to do: DREAM. If our families and neighborhoods are ever going to reach their optimal potential, we will desperately need the energy of visionaries, dreamers, and planners to lead the way. On My Own gives the younger ones among us a jump-start on that process.

Shawn M. Bediako, Ph.D, Associate Professor – Psychology & Affiliate Associate Professor – Language, Literacy & Culture at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Thanks so much! I’m probably a little too excited about this. As a children’s librarian, fan, and mom to a young son, this opportunity is like Christmas for me! Thanks for your work in making it happen. 

Alesha Lackey

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