Powerful Education Technologies readies pilot project for Fla. Dept. of Juvenile Justice funding

PowerfulEducation Technologies, LLC, is readying three major pilot programs to strengthen character and instill such virtues as ambition, integrity, self control and character to reduce juvenile crime.
Dec. 26, 2008 - PRLog -- Orlando-based PowerfulEducation Technologies, LLC, a company headquartered at the University of Central Florida’s Downtown Orlando Incubator on S. Orange Ave. is readying three major pilot programs it hopes the Florida Dept. of Juvenile Justice will fund to strengthen character and instill such virtues as ambition, integrity, self control and character to reduce juvenile crime.

Dr. Lesia L. Crumpton-Young, president and chief executive officer of PowerfulEducation Technologies and a UCF professor who specializes in human factors engineering, said programs and protocols PowerfulEducation Technologies has developed can reduce teen violence, teen pregnancies, school dropouts and suicides.

After testing her techniques on students in North Carolina and Texas, Dr. Young launched a full-scale program for more than 1,800 young people last summer in 13 centers run by the City of Orlando’s Parks & Recreation Department.

The three-month program was a huge success, Dr. Young said.

“We organized the “You’ve got the Power” program with kids from kindergarten through middle school and high school,” Dr. Young said.

Each student received a student workbook to guide them through daily “You’ve got the Power” hours of concentration and study. The program, designed to encourage the participation of all age groups and grade levels, focuses on principles like believing in yourself and learning from your mistakes.

Students logged onto a web site--- www.Powerworkbook.com---for assistance day or night.

“Kids sat down together and studied workbook topics such as respect, responsibility, the rewards of personal integrity, how to handle anger, alternative problem solving techniques and important life skills that are essential to successful, responsible citizenship,” Dr. Young explained.

Dr. Young launched PowerfulEducation Technologies in July, 2007. The Tyler, Tex. native earned Masters Degrees in Education and Engineering at Texas A&M University and was first African-American woman to earn a Ph.D. Degree in engineering at the university.

For more information, contact
Dr. Lesia L. Crumpton-Young, President/CEO PowerfulEducation Technologies 407-649-6702; dryoung@powerfuleducation.com
Gordon Hogan, Site Manager, UCF Incubation Program-Downtown, 407-882-1577; bizdev@mail.ucf.edu.  
Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications Inc., 407-644-4142; lvershelco@aol.com

About the UCF Incubation Program
Since its founding in 1999, the UCF Incubation Program has helped more than 100 emerging companies create over $300 million in annual revenue and more than 900 new jobs with an average salary of $59,000. With five facilities across the metro Orlando community, the Incubation Program is collaboration in economic development between UCF, Orange County, the City of Orlando, Seminole County, the City of Winter Springs, and the Florida High Tech Corridor Council.  For more information, please visit http://www.incubator.ucf.edu.
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