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High Ranking NY State Government Official Helps Transform the Lives of Disadvantaged Youth

High Ranking NY State Government Official Helps Transform the Lives of Disadvantaged Youth

Karim Camara, Chief Executive Officer, Camara Strategies International.
Camara Strategies International is a personal and organizational development and life coaching firm under the helm of former NY State Legislator, Karim Camara. The company is building upon the John Maxwell method to develop leadership in New York’s disadvantaged youth.

Zoey Thompson, Features Editor

Brooklyn, NY – Karim Camara has worn many hats in his career: former New York State Legislator, pastor, youth leader, basketball coach, author (From Goals to Greatness), dog trainer and John Maxwell Certified Coach, Teacher, and Speaker. As a college student, he stood with President Clinton when he announced the initiation of the Americorps Program; something he feels helped solidify his direction in life. Camara recalls that even as a young man, he felt a calling to help others. He would work with area nonprofits as a way of giving back to his community. Not content to watch others struggle and suffer, Camara would later go onto pursue political and pastoral careers with equal fervor.  For many years Camara was a rising star in the New York State Government, listed as a power player in the “40 Under 40 in New York State Politics” and recognized by City & State Magazine as one of the “Top 100” most powerful leaders in New York State. His Abundant Life Church in Brooklyn New York is a top rated Church and Christian Center in the Borough of Brooklyn. His exuberance and commitment to changing lives have made him a nationally-recognized speaker and professional consultant.  Camara announced that, in addition to the company’s professional services, the high priority will be building upon the John Maxwell method to develop leadership in New York’s disadvantaged youth.

“I am a business and life coach,” says Camara. “I also continue to operate as the Chief Executive Officer and Senior Pastor of Abundant Life Church. These two pursuits are very much linked together in my mind and philosophy. I believe that we are in the middle of a great awakening. What we need to develop in America is leadership skills and confidence. As a youth basketball coach, I took my team to the AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) Nationals our first year—all on the same principles of developing young leaders by helping them to develop their purpose. This is something that I feel very strongly about continuing.”

Recently, Camara has become a John Maxwell Certified Coach, Teacher, and Speaker. John Maxwell is consistently ranked as one of top leadership experts in the world. The Maxwell program is one of leadership and professional development. He works with business owners, artists, and entrepreneurs to develop their talent and take the next step in their lives. These same professional principles, he believes, can be applied to youth mentoring and leadership development.

“Life coaching and motivational speaking are services usually reserved only for individuals with the money to pay for them,” says Camara. “What I’m doing at the moment with Camara Strategies International is developing a community-based model that will deliver these same techniques and motivational practices to the disadvantaged youth who need them most.”

According to Camara the model will utilize the principles he has put together in his second book (to be released on December 10, 2017), The 7 Spiritual Laws of Purpose. As a youth justice and youth empowerment specialist, Camara hopes to instill in young people the confidence, knowledge, and awareness that it takes to get ahead in the modern world. He believes that anyone can achieve great things with the proper motivation and focus. The sought-after youth motivational speaker travels the country helping schools, community groups, churches, and nonprofits to establish youth programs that will empower and uplift those children who perhaps do not have other mentors in their lives inspiring their potential. “If we can change the thinking of children from ‘I can’t’ to ‘I can’ we will create a more prosperous society for all,” says Camara.

For more information on Camara Strategies International or his youth programs, visit: www.KarimCamara.com

Media Contact
Company Name: Camara Strategies International
Contact Person: Karim Camara
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 877-470-4853
Country: United States
Website: www.KarimCamara.com

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