Donor Spotlight: Meet Roy Brown


Roy Brown is a barber over at Masters of Barbering & Styles located at 7103 Colnel Glenn Road in Little Rock, Arkansas. Recently, Roy made a contribution to our 2018 Summer of Hope Book Tour. I shared with him that while working with teens, one thing I’ve learned is that no matter their differences, they all go through so much in life. Some more than others. Roy agrees, that’s why he's doing his part to help me give away Stories of Hope to 10,000 teens living in the top 10 deadliest cities in America this summer. ​My name is Eric Jones. I am CEO here at TGIM Digital Publishing, and the creator of Writing for the Soul Workshop™.

Stories of Hope was written by teens through our Writing for the Soul Workshop™ program offered around the US. Like the caterpillar whose cathartic change becomes the most beautiful of butterflies, Stories of Hope will leave the teens that read it inspired and changed, like their peers that penned the book.

The book is emotional nutrition, and a must have for any teen. Our target audience are teens living in at-risk communities in the Top Ten Most Dangerous Cities over 200,000 according to Law Street for 2017. During the tour we'll partner with grassroots youth organizations on the ground to meet these teens right where they're at. Here is a schedule of cities and dates:

1. Memphis 7/9/2018 Ranked #4
2. St. Louis 7/16/2018 Ranked #1
3. Kansas City 7/23/2018 Ranked #8
4. Birmingham 7/30/2018 Ranked #3
5. Detroit 8/6/2018 Ranked #2
6. Milwaukee 8/13/2018 Ranked #5
7. Baltimore 8/20/2018 Ranked #6
8. Indianapolis 8/27/2018 Ranked #10
9. Stockton 9/3/2018 Ranked #9
10. Oakland 9/10/2018 Ranked #7

About Our Donor


Roy is a Little Rock Native who wants equal opportunity for all youth, especially those living in at-risk communities around the country. His contribution will be used to give books to teens living in Kansas City, Missouri. KC ranks #8 on the list of most dangerous cities over 200,000. That change can be attributed to a significant increase in the city’s overall violent crime rate, which went up by 13 percent.

Roy's message to teens when cutting their hair is "Go to school and mind your parents." Do you live in the Little Rock area? Go see Roy and mention "WRITING FOR THE SOUL WORKSHOP" to recieve $2 off your next hair cut! To schedule an appointment, call him at: (501) 243-0540.