Author, Educator, Motivational Speaker
Lecturer & Motivational Speaker
Ken Carter is a highly sought-after speaker for youth groups and educational panels. He has appeared on NBC’s “The Today Show” with Katie Couric, KTVU Fox2 “Mornings on 2” with Ross McGowan, in People Magazine, on CNN and featured on the Evening News with Peter Jennings, KRON-TV NewsCenter4 DayBreak with Dionne Anglin.
Paramount Pictures / MTV Films. Has completed filming for the movie featuring the life story of Coach Carter. Samuel L. Jackson will star as Coach Carter and Ashanti to co-star. (Movie Release Date: January 14, 2005 – The Hollywood Reporter 2004)
California’s Golden State ScholarShare College Savings Program (Sacramento, CA) – Keynote Speaker, Launches the federally authorized college tuition program. September, 2004
“College Savings Month” (Los Angeles, CA) – Keynote Speaker Seminar, Scholarship Program to begin at the elementary school level. September 2004
5th Anniversary RHS Lock-Out (Richmond, CA) – Keynote Speaker Seminar, presentation of Scholarship Awards to Alumni Team from Coach Ken Carter Foundation, & Alumni Basketball game. (January 2004)
East Oakland Youth Training Program – Mentors and Counselors for “at risk” youth. Oakland, CA (January 2004)
Midnight Basketball League (Long Beach, CA.) Annual Award Banquet; a nationwide program for “at risk” students and adults. Keynote Speaker (November 2003)
International Center for Leadership in Education Inc. (Washington, DC.) Tenth Annual Model School Conference. Speaker and Presenter (July 2002)
Chevron-Texaco. (Concord, CA.) Embracing the Past, Educating the Present, Enrich the Future Awareness Celebration. Keynote Speaker (February 2002)
2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Committee, Olympic Winter Games Torchbearer. Selected to carry the torch for the (San Francisco Bay Area / Richmond CA.) January 19, 2002
Character Counts!SM Sports, Pursuing Victory With Honor (Kansas City, MO), Speaker/Participant (August 2001)
Indiana College Connections (DePauw University, Greencastle, IN) Annual College Connections Program, Education is the first step in making your dreams come true, Keynote Speaker (July 2001)
JCCASAC (Juvenile Court, Community and Alternative Schools Administrators of California) 32nd Annual State Conference, High Stakes: A New Vision for Alternative Education, Keynote Speaker (May 2001).
Urban Financial Services Coalition’s (The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco) 17th Annual Scholarship Reception, Keynote Speaker (April 2001).
Golden Gate University, Political Science (Women in Politics), Guest Speaker (March 2001). Participated in panel debate – Women vs. Men in Politics.
Peres Elementary School, Speaker/Sponsor (Feb. 2001). Sponsored touring science program for elementary children and addressed the importance of math and science.
Contra Costa Youth Detention Center, Speaker (Feb. 2001). Visited with, and spoke to youth about life skills and education.
Senate Education Committee – Special Legislation Session, Speaker (February 1999). At the request of Governor Gray Davis, endorsed support for the Schooling Bill.
Founder/CEO, Prime Time Publishing
Committed to quality education, Prime Time Publishing markets and publishes educational books and materials. 101 Ways to Earn A Higher GPA, a study skills learning tool, was designed and developed in 2001. Positive Self-Image 101‘, a guide designed to help all students build positive self-image through self-understanding, was designed and developed 2002. African American History‘, a chronology of African American history, was designed and developed in 2003. Prime Time is dedicated to meeting the educational needs of today’s youth.
Founder/Proprietor, Prime Time Sports
Prime Time Sports sells sports equipment, apparel and accessories; specializes in personalized team uniforms for soccer, basketball, softball, and volleyball, and silk screens apparel and gifts for corporate events, family reunions, and ad specialty items.
Head Coach, Boy’s Basketball Team, Richmond High School (1997-2002)
Responsibilities include leadership and direction of a successful high school basketball program for the lower and upper division boy’s basketball team: assessing, identifying and recruitment of qualified student-athletes; coaching and organization of training and conditioning practices and meets; scheduling of competitive Alameda-Contra Costa Athletic League (ACCAL) contests. Created an environment conducive to the development of academic excellence by students-athletes. Prepare, recommend & manage travel and equipment budgets. Monitor the academic progress and advise all student-athletes on their individual graduation scheme. Encourage student-athlete graduates to pursue and continue their education at the college/university level.
* Ed Hopkins Memorial Tournament Trophy (Jan 1999)
* Made national news when in 1999, he suspended not only the players who weren’t meeting the academic standard, but the entire teams! When this story first came out it filled the airwaves of talk radio in the bay area with controversy. The team proudly held a record of 13-0.
* Made national news in November 2000 when he drew attention to the deteriorating condition of public schools by kick scooting 88 miles, for 3 days, from Richmond High School to the steps of the State Capitol in Sacramento. He was greeted John Mockley, Interim Secretary of Education, Office of Governor Gray Davis, and met to discuss issues of education.
COMMITTEES, BOARDS & AFFILIATIONS
* Founder and Chairman, the Coach Carter Foundation (April 2002). Non-profit organization which develops, promotes and provides education, training & mentoring programs for minority youths. Advocate for youth and change to the K-12 public educational system. Provides grants for personal development and projects designed to advance underserved youth’s achievement in math, science, and technology.
* Head Basketball Coach National Roster: EA “Prep Live 99” Exhibition Game (June 1999)
* Head Basketball Coach, Athletes United for Peace Delegate to Amsterdam (May 1999)
* Member, Scholar-Athletes Organization (1999)
* Basketball Coach, North All-Stars, 5th Annual Slam-N-Jam Academics & Athletics Basketball Showcase (April 18, 1999)
* Basketball Coach, First Annual Bay Area Showcase 60 (1999)
AWARDS & ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
* 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Committee, Olympic Winter Games Torchbearer. Selected to carry the torch for the San Francisco Bay Area/Richmond, California
* Charles Houston Bar Association/Benjamin Travis Community Service Award
* World Champions SlamBall
* BBL, July/August, 2001 San Francisco Bay Area Entrepreneur of the Year Award Recipient
* CityFlight Newsmagazine “Ten Most Influential African Americans in the Bay Area” Award Recipient
* Harvard Club of San Francisco’s Distinguished Secondary Educator Award
* NAACP’s Impact Citizen of the Year Award
* California State Lottery/Governor Gray Davis’ Heroes in Education Award
* San Francisco Mayor, Willie Brown’s Leadership Award
* California’s Unsung Heroes Award
* A.N.G. California Boy’s Coach of the Year Award
* City of San Pablo Citizen of the Year
* City of Richmond Proclamation (a resolution adopted by the Contra Costa Board of Supervisors commending Ken Carter, for his dedication to education and the overall well-being of his students, as recommended by Supervisor Gioia)
* Downey Community Hospital’s Nominee – California HS Basketball Coach of the Year (Jan. 1999)
San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
Contra Costa College, San Pablo, CA (eCommerce)
George Fox University, Oregon
2001 Carter, K.R., Hilton, C. 101 Ways to Earn A Higher GPA&Mac226; – a study skills learning tool including audio-tapes and an easy follow manual.
2002 Carter, K.R., Hilton, C. – “Positive Self Image 101” – a self-help manual formulated to build self-esteem and confidence.
2003 Carter, K.R., African American History, Over 500 years in less than 60 minutes; a chronology of African American history.