“I failed in grammar school, I failed in high school, I failed in college and that’s why I am successful.”
Carmichael Lewis is a highly motivated, resilient, and compassionate individual with a diverse range of experiences. Not only has he been a police officer for twelve years, seven of which he has served in the Chicago Police Department, he is also a published author, entrepreneur, mentor, and real estate investor.
Even though Carmichael has reached great success in life, it was not an easy path. Faced with some adversity as a teenager, he was arrested twice and failed the 6th grade with no supportive guidance. However, that hiccup did not hold him back, and he never lost sight of his end goal. In fact, that moment in time was a stepping stone that launched him to become the person he is today.
Carmichael earned a Master’s degree in Public Safety Administration and received his undergraduate degree from Chicago State in Criminal Justice. He also launched his own fitness clothing company aimed to give back to teenagers who are facing challenging situations, such as he did as an adolescent. Furthermore, Carmichael exercised his creative mind and wrote teenage/child-directed books to guide them to reach their full potential. Some of his publications include “The Ultimate Teenagers Guide to Success,” “Shadows Of The Past,” and “Mira Mira-Look,” which is a second language introductory book for children.
From everything that Carmichael has achieved, his hard work has never gone unnoticed. Carmichael proudly received numerous awards, such as The Superintendent Award of Valor and a Life-Saving Award for his immense dedication and honorability.
Carmichael loves being able to help others through each of his professions. From assisting people in buying affordable housing, mentoring teenagers (through both coaching and his publications), and keeping the city streets safe from crime are all elements that Carmichael lives for. He is entirely fervent about his duties and always strives to leave both people and the world a little better than he found it.
teenagers ultimate guide
The Ultimate Teenager’s Guide; Transformation through self-education will educate young people on how to set goals to achieve their dreams, how to manage and save their money and how to stay mentally and physically healthy. With this book, it will help create a vision for their life and help them define what success looks like to them. As young as twelve years old, this book will inspire young people to discover their potential, teach them how to achieve financial independence, and how to succeed in school and beyond. This book will create a breed of healthy and wise adults who will protect the wellbeing of future generations. I sincerely believe that The Ultimate Teenager’s Guide will change the trajectory of many teenager’s lives for the better.
It is our responsibility as a society to guard the wellbeing of our children. This book is one essential tool that will affect the lives of young people and the community as a whole.
Mira- Mira -Look!
Mira Mira-Look! shows how our household is teaching our son English and Spanish at the same time. By having a Hispanic mother and a black father, our son is learning how we are unique from traditional families.
Mira Mira- Look! teaches children a few common words they see daily. It introduces a second language and shows that children’s curiosity sparks them to inquire about their environment… saying “Mira-Mira” in Spanish or “Look” in English.
From our household to yours, we hope you enjoy Mira Mira- Look!
Shadows of the Past
Julian Parker never prepared himself for the moment that this incredible woman would have walked into his life. Aniyah’s presence captivated his soul from the second they met. By their first date, he knew she would be the perfect mate. People always mock love at first sight, but to Julian the disbelief was false. Julian had spent much of his adult-hood running from the past, fighting to free himself from the incidents that had plagued his life.
The newlyweds planned an incredible trip to Hawaii for their honeymoon, and it was an exhilarating time for both parties. Neither one had traveled much, so experiencing the event together made the trip all the more worthwhile. But then the unthinkable happened. Aniyah sat in a hospital room, watching an artificial machine breathe for her husband. The last thing she wanted was to think about traveling when the love of her life was in the hospital.
In the months that follow, joy takes over: Aniyah and Julian celebrate their incredible news. It’s as if Julian’s heart condition doesn’t exist. They want to drag out the experience indefinitely. Julian feels alive for the first time in his life. In the midst of chaos, the couple finds happiness within the smallest package: a baby girl is on the way. As Julian faces the imminent possibility of death, it allows him to dig deep within his soul and confess the overwhelming events of his past. In return, he learns true love is unconditional.