Who remembers that popular television commercial that went something like this: “when E.F.Hutton speaks, everybody listens?” It is just a familiar analogy, based on an established brokerage firm of that particular era. The signature catch phrase-question prompted the mention of the ad in question.
In these often trying times we should not only listen, “we must be pro-active because our children are in serious trouble!” What can we do to keep our kids safe? The recent Sandy Hook tragedy took the country by storm and literally sent messages that motivated immediate action. Professional’s who worked directly with those families stated that a paralyzing fear may have even been established.
Well, one dedicated woman, Dr. Yushonda Eileen Midgette-Spriggs, thought that she would help to put a stop to it. A staunch woman of God, community worker and very family oriented, this “dedicated trench worker” leads by example and has taken a unique hand’s on approach. Among many other great things, she is the Founder of the impacting “Keeping Kids Safe “organization. Their purpose is to take one step in executing preventive measures as a nation, to save a child, the parents, and community from unnecessary death and violence. Also to strive as a nation in shielding our children from harm’s way, in the schools and beyond. To create- a bond of strength, courage, sacrifice, and love one child at a time.
“Keeping Kids Safe” organizational goals are: to implement and develop “Safety in Schools” preventive workshops for our children, faculty, and staff. To create a movement of ongoing participation from the community and to provide funding for research on how to strategically prevent weapons from ever entering our school’s premises. To develop a survey of accountability to be used by various entities, including but not limited to: Law Enforcement, Mental Health Agencies, Educators, Parents, Churches of routine check- ins in the schools, to help our children feel safe, while utilizing preventive measures to help keep our kids safe in schools.
Who is this heartfelt force to be reckoned with, when it comes to positive change, taking a stand to make a difference? The quick version: Apostle Dr. Yushonda E. Midgette, Founder/Executive Producer of “ The Call to Worship Outreach Ministry, International, and Talk Show Host of "The Call" Christian T.V. Broadcast. She is the daughter of Deacon and Deaconess Alvin and Sandra Midgette of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, Fayetteville, and N.C
Yushonda is definitely multi-talented in the areas of Poetry, Drama, Dance, Motivational Speaking, Acting and Counseling. She has demonstrated great leadership ability throughout her career as a JTPA Project Supervisor, Youth Director, Education Coordinator, and Qualified Professional. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated and a former member of North Carolina Community Colleges’ Adult Educator Association.
Yushonda has survived a 2 story house fire, walking pneumonia, and a fatal auto accident that nearly took her life at age 26! From these experiences, she realized that the Lord had great plans for her life which includes a variety of assignments that displays his mercy and grace.
The car wreck alone planted Yushonda on the path that led her to create the Christian Talk Show inspirational poetry, and CD of unforgettable songs. Dr. Yushonda is multi-talented in the areas of Poetry, Drama, Dance, Motivational Speaking, and Counseling.
From these experiences, she realized the Lord has great plans for her life. It is through her relationship with Him that she has the vision of “The Call” including plans to reach millions of lives through the eventual national syndication of this program. She has recently, written a song titled “Keeping Kids Safe”, and is preparing for the national release date for the CD. For more information email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org