Published Author and Youth Advocate Empowers Youth through Life Skills and Leadership Training
Laurel, MD -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/03/2015 -- Erica Austin, a Howard University graduate, accomplished author, and motivational speaker Known for her Trumpet Award-winning book, entitled "What Every Child Should Know About Prayer; From A Child's Point Of View," continues to motivate youth by offering practical and clear-cut strategies for self-empowerment through education in life skills and leadership. Since publishing her first book at the age of nine, the Atlanta native has made it her personal commitment to inspire young people through her book and motivational talks that focus on the importance of spirituality, service, faith and determination.
Upon the success of her book, and her commitment to inspiring youth to reach their highest potential by using their God-given talents, Austin's extensive community involvements and collaborative partnerships formulated through her empowerment organization for youth, ECRA Growth &Educational Services, continues to make significant impacts in the lives of youth, families, and the broader community. This young, promising author has garnered many awards and accolades; including recognition's from the NAACP National Council of Negro Women's Ecumenical Hall of Fame, and featured author for the Meet The Author's Turner Broadcasting Trumpet Awards. Austin has a multitude of experience collaborating with community-based organizations and serving as an instrumental voice and catalyst for change through intentional efforts that create positive programs and opportunities that improve the socio-economic well-being of today's youth.
Furthermore, Austin serves as a voice and change agent that helps to overcome barriers within local advocacy, policy, and community-organizing endeavors through her role as a member of the Board of Directors for City Gate, Inc. a DC-based nonprofit that provides a variety of educational programs to low-income families in the DC metropolitan area.
Erica Austin continues to compel young people to maximize their potential, while utilizing their God-given talents in every aspect of their lives. She says, "I am a living testament about what can happen when you pursue your dreams and talent for God's glory!"
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