Have you ever had a "light force" speak to your organization? Someone who overcame tremendous odds to succeed in the world of Nonprofit to become an award-winning nonprofit leader, and go on to write five books, all before the age of 35? Antoine D. Jackson is that guy. An in demand speaker encouraging audiences of all ages and races to flip the switch or change the bulb, but whatever you do make up your mind to shine. Shine the light within by freeing the real you to embrace your passions, and live your purpose.
Price Range: Varies, please contact.
Gig Length: 30 - 120 minutes
What to Expect
As a multi-level communications brand Jackson’s work can be found in bookstores, to online, and even on the television screen through media appearances. Jackson is a “Light Force” who understands that "inherent in each of us is the ability to shine our light at its highest vibrancy" through a relationship with Jesus Christ. Elder Jackson inspires, motivates and teaches individuals how to increase their shine, according to the Word of God, to achieve success at home, in business, relationships and social interactions.
A vibrant and enthusiastically received speaker in a variety of audience settings, Elder Jackson is an appealing and insightful communicator. His practical advice and perspectives have helped throngs of individuals “shine brighter more often” as well as effectively apply biblically based principles and concepts to their lives.
Jackson has lectured and/or presented in workshops at Madonna University, classrooms of the Detroit Public School System, and businesses large and small.
Experienced, results-driven non-profit executive with proven leadership and experience in strategy development and execution; fund development; organizational management; relationship building, media relations, communications, public speaking and staff & volunteer leadership
Antoine D. Jackson is a ten-year nonprofit professional. In his present role, he is the Corporate Development Director-Detroit for Special Olympics Michigan. There he provides leadership for planning, coordination and implementation of fundraising initiatives with targeted focus on corporate entities, centers of influence, and other major sources of support. Employing proven development strategies in researching, identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewardship to increase corporate development and fundraising activities throughout Southeast Michigan with an emphasis on Detroit. Representing Special Olympics Michigan in Detroit through networking and partnerships.
Previously, he was employed with Big Brothers Big Sisters Detroit for 9 ½ years where he among other things, managed the growth of school based mentoring programs, and the agency’s signature recruitment campaign.
A hybrid-entrepreneur, Antoine is sole-proprietor of Sow Graphics & Publications, LLC. A small graphic design and publishing firm he founded while a sophomore in high school. In this companies, sixteen year history, Antoine has been able to provide services to businesses, nonprofits and individuals, large and small.
Antoine is a graduate of the University of Phoenix where he studied Business Administration. A Detroit native, he is a graduate of Detroit Public Schools Western International High School. He is a published author, entrepreneur and Associate Elder in his local church, Greater Mitchell Temple Church of God in Christ, where he works with the Youth Ministry. A few of his accolades and awards include, Michigan Chronicle 40 Under 40 – 2017 inductee, University of Phoenix Alumni Association Spirit of Service, Detroit Public Schools Young Entrepreneur of the Year and more.
Committed to service, Antoine is a board member of 100 Black Men of Greater Detroit; BUF (formerly Black United Fund) of Michigan; FIERCE: Female Icons Encouraging Real Concepts of Empowerment, as the only male board member supporting programming for young women; The Michigan Dental Association Foundation; and God’s Old School Ministry supporting families and children.
He is a devoted youth mentor, and advocate for individuals with disabilities.
Antoine is a proud father to his daughter, Madison and loves encouraging and motivating others.
Additional Booking Notes
Just give me a lapel or cordless mic, and some good lighting and we'll be on our way.
Projector (If applicable)