Daddy Love You Son "A Father's Promise"
A Word of Encouragement 4 You!!
"NOT THIS ONE" THE ENEMY HAVE NO POWER, SO LETS GO HARD!!!!
Boyz to KINGS (The longer we wait, the more young men we are going to lose)
What is the "My Small Town Hero AWARD"!!
2009 "My Small Town Hero Award" Ceremony (Video Message)
"Motivating our youth to BE THE BEST"(Video Message)
No More Free Rides (Powerful)
Dont Let Your Dream Die
SHOWING SUPPORT & LOVE TO OTHERS!!
(Book Review From African Journalist Diane Mushimiyimana)
"My Royal Swag: Viewing Life In HD Season 1":
According to the book titled MY ROYAL SWAG SEASON 1, the author Marvin ”Merv” Mattair (www.kingsqueens.org), views life in a High Definition commonly known as (HD). During his career he has interviewed different personalities, he witnessed so many walks of life of whom he claims still see their lives in the old black and white forms of old television or in a fuzzy manner.
Different things can happen and because we don’t see clearly, we are overlooked, deceived or left behind. By having a ROYAL SWAG means that you have the power to make decisions and be who you want to be, without being persuaded by society.
The journey can be divided into seven pillars namely, Who are you? Who are you living for? What’s you purpose? Where are you heading? Why do you do what you do? And What do you want to be?
In his observations, the author reflects his love for Heavenly Father as the main savior and a friend of everyone without any cost. By that, he reflects the thinking of some groups of people and societies; they are termed as THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS, THE CAN AND THE CAN’T, hence creating a society gap between the different sects of societies, leading to conflicts, sectarian and even religious wars.
The author also argues that, he would not support anyone who would want to criticize, oppose, or even create enmity because of someone’s thinking or choice of lifestyle or being what they want to be, since it’s always their personal rights to determine their destiny.
Usually, whenever you say you can, there is always a small voice saying that you can’t. But once you start using the confidence which is in your inner self you can always overcome.
In the context of being from a small society or a town can easily cause a person to think small and then have their small thinking validated by other people who just think. And that kind of thinking can never grow an individual at any stage; instead self confidence is the only way of which individuals can achieve their fullest.
In the context of Rwanda HISTORICALLY MARGANILIZED PEOPLE it should be a starting point for them. If you get it, then get it. If you have a dream, make it a reality, your body is your house and it’s time to get house in order from inside out. The author has inspired the community of HISTORICALLY MARGINALIZED PEOPLE of Rwanda by his courageous and sensible words of wisdom, by giving them sense of trust in themselves. And since after the translation was made for the community about the book, their standards of living have gradually started changing even though the road ahead is still long and bumpy surely will make it through, thanks.
Journalist at paxpress & Thomson Reuters Foundation
President and Founder
(Rwanda Initiative for Culture and Arts Development).
P.O. Box 2478 Kigali, Rwanda
Phone: +250 783 024 191/ 728 024 191
Support Letter From the University Of South Florida (Great Job Merv!!)
Merv Mattair "Certified Sexual Risk Avoidance Specialist":
Madison County Florida ranked 2nd highest for chlamydia rates among youth ages 15-19 in the state in 2008. In 2010 the University of South Florida(USF) HIV/STD Prevention Education Project launched a pilot project in Madison County Florida in order to assist with lowering the STD rates of youth in the county. A key component of the STD prevention education project was the Making Proud Choices (MPC) youth sexual health education initiative. Mr. Merv Mattair, a resident of Madison County and a respected community leader, was hired by the USF Prevention Education Project to provide the curriculum and was trained as a MPC educator. Mr. Mattair worked hard to continually improve his teaching skills, and was highly successful as a sexual health educator. Below are comments from some youth who participated in the MPC classes.
Mr. Mattair was very helpful and brought me to the understanding that this class would benefit me in the soon to come future. (Words of a Teenager)
This class was great. I really enjoyed myself. I have never met any teachers that are comfortable to talk about sex. Now I am very sure that until I'm married I will NOT have sex. NOT THIS ONE! (Words of a Teenager)
The teacher made learning about sex very clear and understanding. Also it kept my attention I would not mind doing it again. (Words of a Teenager)
The class was great, fun and very educational. I learned stuff that some people wouldn't be honest about. I also learned about how to be intellectually smart as well as physically. (Words of a Teenager)
I think this was a good course because I learned a lot and Mr. Merv helped teach me a lot and I thank him for what he has done. (Words of a Teenager)
Mr. Mattair often taught classes alone, but he also welcomed the opportunity partner with Ms. Tonya Bell, an educator from the Healthy Start Coalition of Jefferson, Madison and Taylor Counties, to provide MPC classes. The curriculum was delivered in churches, juvenile justice facilities, and a community center. A total of 114 youth in the county participated in MPC from 2011-2013.
The chlamydia rates among youth ages 15-19 in Madison County dropped to 11th highest in 2010 and to 40th in 2012 among the 67 counties in the state showing sustained improvement. The work of Mr. Merv Mattair, an outstanding HIV/STD Prevention Education cadre member, has been a contributing factor in preventing many youth in Madison from becoming involved in sexual risk behaviors which puts them at risk for STD and teen pregnancies.
Ms. Ksena Zipperer, HIV/STD Prevention Education Coordinator
USF Healthy Schools Project/Florida Department of Education
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL FOUNDATIONS
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
University of South Florida 4202 East Fowler Avenue, EDU 105 Tampa, FL 33620-5650
(813) 974-3246 FAX (813) 974-5814
Boyz to Kings Mentoring/Role Modeling Partnership with Madison School District 2010-2014
"Supporting The School System With Over 5,654 Role Modeling hours":
My initial perception of Boys to Kings was what is this organization and what is it about? My boss kept encouraging the founder Marvin Mattair to join our Mentoring Program at the school. I was a little intimidated at first when I first met Marvin (aka:Merv). He was young, urban and hip. He played it real and I liked that about him right off. I made a decision that day I had lunch with him and some co-workers at the O’Neals Buffet to get to know this young man.
Man, can I tell you I am so glad I did. Merv, had a vision and still does to try to make a difference in young men’s lives in our small rural town. He knew he could not make a difference by himself. His constant dedication has been finally recognized by our community leaders and organizations. It has been a long hard road for any recognition or response for the young men in this group.
I finally met the group of young men. I felt like they were looking at me this chunky white lady that acts crazy and we have not had the most positive relationships with white teachers and whites in our community. I wasn’t sure they would learn to trust me or not. I was determined though with Merv’s constant encouragement and Merv telling the boys to give Ms. Jodie a chance. I truly have tried to gain their trust and let them know I want their success as well. I think of these young guys as my own now.
The marriage of the Boys to Kings Mentoring Group and the Safe Schools Mentoring Program has had a tremendous impact on me as well as the Mentoring Program. I have been able to witness the kind and compassionate male role models that have made a commitment to see the young men in the Boys to Kings Group be successful, kind, compassionate and productive individuals in our society. The Boys to Kings Group has been able to be successful due to a mixture of playing it real with actual projects that allow these young men to give back to others and a sense of pride among themselves for giving back to our small rural community. I salute you and the young men in this group. These young men have truly changed and are the better for it.
I admire and truly commend the role models and the parents who made a decision to make a difference in their children’s lives. They were not going to talk the talk but walk the walk. This has to be a serious commitment and one has to be seriously committed.
Boys to Kings, Thanks for letting me join in on the ride. Your organization has backed me and my program from the beginning. All any of us has wanted to do is make a difference!! Someone cares about you!!
Role Models over the last 4 years have mentored 5,654 hours of their time.
Jodi Price, Mentor Coordinator
Safe Schools/Healthy Students, Madison County Fla, School District
Office: (850) 973-5022
Support Letter From Healthy Start JMT Inc.
A Successful Contract Completed By Merv Mattair:
Please accept this letter as a formal recommendation for the services of R.O.Y.A.L.T.Y N/O, INC., primarily the services of the share holder, Marvin Merv Mattair. Mr. Mattair contracted with our coalition to provide facilitative leadership through the venue of serving as Chair of the Madison Whole Child Project . Mr. Mattair was responsible for discerning who the key stake holders were in the community of Madison County, educating them on the importance of the Whole Child movement, & recruiting them to service as leadership council members. He also navigated the membership through reviewing the statistical information available on child health, trying to concept the data. Relationships were forged through his dynamic leadership and all key people were properly engaged in the process. Under his deliberate and persuasive leadership, a memorandum of agreement was executed with the Chiles Foundation and the Madison Whole Child Leadership Council in the very beginning, saving time and moving the project forward with a sense of urgency and purpose. Currently, the group is very enthusiastic about their important work for children in Madison County, thanks Largely in part to Mr. Mattairï¿½s leadership role. His willingness to serve in a volunteer capacity speaks volumes to his inner motivators and mirrors the true selfless spirit to those around him. On behalf of my board of directors, I am truly honored to have worked with Mr. Mattair and would recommend his services to any agency or individual in need of leadership, motivational speaking, or special projects.
Donna Hagan, Executive Director
Office: (850) 948-2741
UNSELFISH MOTIVATIONAL TESTIMONY.
Merv Mattair Helped To Make My Dreams Come True:
In 2010, I, Author Dawn Desiree Banks was inspired to write "Revelations of a Poetess" by first and foremost the powerful almighty. I had longed to write and publish a book of poetry. I had been writing poetry in my teens, I loved the works of the elegant Maya Angelou. I was also inspired by Mr. Marvin Merv Mattair. I met briefly with Merv on ISEECOLOR. On that beautiful day, I learned that Merv was also Blessed with a miracle to touch other souls with his ability to be a motivational speaker to our youth.
I wanted to learn more about this, and learned that he had published a book titled "Word to Our Kings and Queens". I was determined to get his book, & I did exactly that. I finished reading that book in just two days, & I was so inspired by his dedication to help others. I introduced my love of writing poetry to Merv, and took flight later publishing my long awaited book of poetry titled "Revelations of a Poetess". Mr. Mattair believed in me and pushed me to do something productive with my poetry. Mr. Mattair introduced me to two beautiful, talented individuals such as writer, publisher, Barbara J. Williams, and writer, poet Carol Griffin.
Author Dawn Desiree Banks
Book "Revelations of a Poetess"
Please support this Poetic Sister
R.O.Y.A.L.T.Y MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKING TESTIMONY.:
It is indeed my pleasure to write this letter of recommendation on behalf of Marvin "Merv" Mattair. When I think of Merv the words dynamic, passionate, motivational and dedicated come to mind. It has been delightful and refreshing to work alongside of him for the past year. Rarely do we find someone who is just as passionate about the growth, development and education of all people as we are, but at Live the Life have truly we have found that in Merv and look forward to working with him in the future.
Merv's unique and down to earth speaking style helps him to instantly connect with people. Once the connection is made he delivers a message that's full of wisdom, passion and love. His story is one that inspires and we use his book at numerous events. Merv's love for his family and deep concern for others has made him a role model for youth, peers and elders alike. No matter what age the audience is, Merv will not disappoint. Please feel free to contact us for more information.
Roshad S. Thomas Ed.S.
WAIT program associate
Live the Life
R.O.Y.A.L.T.Y MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKING TESTIMONY.:
DEPARTMENT of CORRECTIONS
Mr. Marvin Terrell ï¿½Mervï¿½ Mattair:
On behalf of the Administration here at Jefferson Correctional Institution, this letter serves as an appreciation letter for your presentation here at Jefferson C.I. during our Black History Program. Your message was highly motivating and I must say how pleased and impressed I was. I found your message to be very positive, professional and passionate especially that ï¿½royalty shake and walk.ï¿½ I would recommend this presentation to anyone wishing to inspire and motivate their staff in a positive and professional manner. Again, thanks for your presentation and participation in our program. Take care and God Bless.
Chris P. Landrum, Warden
Jefferson Correctional Institution
Office: (850) 342-0328
TESTIMONY ABOUT BOOKS.:
I AM A BLACK MALE AND I PURCHASED THE BOOK A WORD TO MY KINGS AND QUEENS AND I MUST TRULY SAY THAT I ENJOYED READING THE BOOK. THAT WAS MY FIRST TIME EVER READING AN ENTIRE BOOK. I BEGIN READING THE BOOK AND DID NOT STOP UNTIL THE ENTIRE BOOK WAS READ, IT WAS THAT INTERESTING. I HAVE BEEN IN A RELATIONSHIP FOR APPROX. (9)NINE YEARS, AND AFTER REDING THIS BOOK I MUST SAY THAT OUR RELATIONSHIP IS STRONGER THAN EVER, WE ARE CURRENTLY PLANNING A WEDDING. I ALWAYS THOUGHT THAT I KNOWED EVERTHING ABOUT A RELATIONSHIP, BUT AFTER READING THIS BOOK I REALIZED THAT I WAS A LONG WAY FROM KNOWING HOW TO TREAT A QUEEN. THE BOOK WAS A GOOD VALUE AND I WOULD SUGGEST ANY ONE TO PURCHASE THE BOOK. THE BOOK IS GOOD FOR KINGS,QUEENS AND TEENAGERS.
TESTIMONY ABOUT BOOK.:
Dear Mr Mattair, I wanted to take some time to say thank you. Thank you for writing your book "Word to my kings and queens". I am not completely done reading it, but as much as i have read, I have seen some of my life. I have done much of what you wrote except having a kid. I dont plan on having a kid anytime soon, but i do plan on taking your advice rite now. You said a bunch of things that even grown men havent heard before, thats why i am glad that i am taking out the time to listen to it now. Well i read the parts where your dad was there to rase you and give you advise. I have never had a constant father figure to talk to me, so you have given me the best possitive father's advise that a father should give his son. I would also like to say that i love what you are doing and i will never give up on myself nor God. I am a 17 year old white male that was in a program while reading your book.
Florida juvenile facility.
TESTIMONY ABOUT BOOK.:
Hello cousin, I just wanted to let you know that you are doing great things and you are truly touching many lives. I LOVED THE BOOK!!!! I read your book in one day, i just couldn't put it down. While i was reading it I was just thinking of all the people i could share this book with too so they could relate to what you the context. Your book helped me understand where i wanted to be in my life.. and i thank you for that.
I also gave the book to my little sister and she has her high school friends wanting to read it.
Merv, writing and inspiring others, is your true calling so continue to do God's work by helping others.
Love Always Your Cousin, TEAREL.
Lake City School Teacher
TESTIMONY ABOUT BOOKS.:
Marvin. It has been a pleasure reading your book. Thank you for sharing your life experiences in order to enlighten our young men and women (kings and queens), to encourage the adult community, and to support those who derserve recognition for their roles in the community and beyond. You are sending forth a positive message. Continue the good work. May your efforts be blessed.
TESTIMONY ABOUT BOOKS.:
this is one of the best books i have ever read and your speech you gave the other day was extremely motivating i bet if you gave that speech more often that most kids and adults would want to change their lives...keep God first in your life and ill keep living the dream and living for God. God bless you Merv and i hope all this works out for you.
High School Student, Perry Fla.
TESTIMONY ABOUT BOOKS.:
Mr. Mattair,I must say it was a true honor to meet you and have the great opportunity to read your book. I was given the book after hearing my uncle first sermon, which you attended and within an hour and half, I had completed the book in its entirety. This was an AWESOME book and I know there will be more to come. I must say, this book is very inspirational to all and have already began to spread the word to others about reading your book. There were many deep thoughts throughout this book that will remain with me throughout life. I just want to leave a special quote to you and your family. "SUCCESS is not FINAL. FAILURE is not FATAL; it is the COURAGE to continue that COUNTS". Just remember; "Knowledge is the only thing that you can give away and still have". Thanks for such an AWESOME book and may God continue to bless you and your union.
Sylvia Howard,Monticello Fla.
TESTIMONY ABOUT BOOK.:
Hello...I just heard you on the Michael Baisden show and decided to check out your website. We need more people in this world like you. You are truly making a difference in the lives of young people through your book. Keep doing what you're doing and keep allowing God to use you. God Bless you!.
Motivational Speaking,Professional Contracting & Life changing Sexual Risk Avoidance classes available. If your school or community do not provide Abstinence classes to youth, don't wait until this world confuses them, call the experts of R.O.Y.A.L.T.Y @ 850-673-1003, email@example.com---PEACE & UBUNTU, MERV ("SUPPORTING ANOTHER INDIVIDUAL'S DREAM IS GENUINE WHEN WE DO IT EVEN BEFORE OUR OWN DREAMS BECOME A FULL REALITY." MERV MATTAIR)