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"This is a State of Emergency"

  1. What do you do WHEN you want a speaker, emcee, or workshop presenter who can connect with, empower, and entertain a crowd all at once?


  2. What do you do WHEN your last speaker, emcee, or workshop presenter did not meet your professional expectations?


  3. What do you do WHEN your keynote speaker, emcee, or workshop presenter has cancelled at the last minute?


  4. What do you do WHEN you want your event to leave a lasting impactful-impression on all attendees?


Who/What do you call?  SPEAKERS 911

"Speakers 911" is the official Speakers Bureau of The National Lighthouse Foundation.  Its professional Speakers enhance the lives of over one million human beings annually via keynote addresses, event hosting, workshops, teleconferences, and satellite. 

Each speaker brings "a slice of life" to the stage because each has had to turn personal "stumbling blocks into stepping stones".  Each is an expert in his field and collectively shares a common goal for you, our potential client- Positive Results.

The mission of Speakers 911 is to enhance your mission.  Whether it's an audience of youth or youth at heart; the voices of Speakers 911 will certainly delight, ignite and excite.  With Passion, Purpose, and Progress these individuals will give information, which will bring about transformation.  With a combination of music, audience participation, skits, and team building, all within each presentation, the voices of Speakers 911 will elevate audiences beyond their own expectations. 

Don't entrust your event to just anyone; you deserve presenters who will connect with your audience on their level and lift as they climb. 

COMING SOON - awesome audio clips
of our sensational speakers

JR Henderson

JR Henderson
A native of Atlanta, JR Henderson is committed to promoting youth empowerment and encouraging self-confidence, perseverance and success in the lives people across the U.S. with a focus on motivating youth. He frequently serves as a keynote speaker and trainer for organizations. Several of these include: Children's Defense Fund, Department of Family and Children Services, Department of Education, United Way, Project Grad, Jane Fonda Foundation, Georgia Center for Working Families, Metro-Atlanta Youth Opportunities Initiative, Georgia Welfare County Association and The Coca-Cola Foundation. He has received many awards and recognitions from organizations such as the U.S. Bureau of Prisons, Georgia Legislative Black Caucus, NAACP, United Way, The National Heritage Foundation and many more. JR Henderson is the founder of The National Lighthouse Foundation, a 501c3 organization that focuses on education and community development. Holding degrees in Mathematics, Computer Science (from Paine College in Augusta, Georgia) and in International Studies (University of Notre Dame' in Haiti and University of Johannesburg in South Africa), Mr. Henderson is an advocate for lifelong education. He is currently pursuing a degree in public administration from Central Michigan University.

Dr. Ralph L. Simpson
Dr. Ralph Simpson
Mr. Simpson is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. He began his career in the area of criminal justice after receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from West Georgia in 1986. After working in a maximum-security prison for a total of four years and observing so many individuals who had ruined their lives, he decided that he could become a part of the solution. He set out to help young people avoid having to serve time in a correctional institution or in the penal system. He re-entered the State University of West Georgia and obtained certification to teach middle grades. He embarked upon his career as an educator in 1991. He taught in elementary school for two years and in middle school for three years. He experienced tremendous success as a teacher, mentor, and leader.

Feeling that he could be a more effective leader as a school administrator, Mr. Simpson enrolled in West Georgia for a third time to pursue a Master of Education Degree in Administration and Supervision. In 1996, he was promoted to assistant principal of discipline, instruction, and attendance at Miller Grove Middle School. After two years, he was assigned to Stone Mountain High School as the assistant principal for discipline. Mr. Ralph Simpson made history in the year 2000 when he became the first African American principal in the history of Stone Mountain High. To further strengthen his academic portfolio, he completed his Specialist in Educational Leadership in 2002, and earned a Doctorate of Education in Supervision and Leadership at the University of Sarasota in February of 2004.

In March of 2004, Dr. Simpson was appointed as principal at the new Miller Grove High School. He was instrumental in establishing a foundation and creating a high culture of learning for the students in this community while instilling a renewed interest in school spirit. His primary goal for his school is to provide a learning environment “free of distractions, free of disruptions, and providing teachers an opportunity to teach and maximize on the students’ opportunities to learn. He strongly encourages students to work far beyond expectations and excel in the areas of standardized tests and academic achievement. Above all, he stresses character and self-motivation as viable tools to achieve personal success. As a result of his success at Miller Grove, Dr. Simpson has most recently been appointed to the position of Area Assistant Superintendent for the DeKalb County School System.

He is involved in a myriad of professional and public service organizations. Among these are the National Association of Educators, Georgia Association of Educators, DeKalb Association for Secondary School Administrators, and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated who honored him as the Citizen of the Year for 2002 and Educator of the Year in 2005. He is also a recent graduate of Leadership DeKalb class of 2006. In May, Dr. Simpson experienced the most success of his professional career. In one week, he was honored by the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., for the Educational Development Award and the Administrator of the Year by the DeKalb County Counselors Association and Organization of DeKalb Educators. Dr. Simpson aspires to become a public speaker and has been a motivational speaker for numerous elementary and high school students, faculty, and staff members. He has also been invited to serve as guest speaker for banquets, conferences, seminars, and graduation exercises throughout the state of Georgia. However, his daughter Skyla, and son, Chandler, are his pride and joy.

Dr. Simpson’s accomplishments are attributed to determination, diligence, dedication, and tenacity. He has adopted as a personal motto “If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.” He considers himself as “an ordinary person attempting to do extraordinary things.”

Welcome to the Beaty Foundation, Your Partner In Changing Lives. Our seminars and workshops offer a Message of Potential and Hope.

Reginald Beaty

Reginal Beaty
Reginald Beaty, Founder, President, and an Atlanta native was a (DTR) youth. Beaty found out the importance of a mentor in a child’s life at an early age. He was expelled from school at age 14, ran with gang-oriented crowds, carried weapons, and was even incarcerated. Beaty found a mentor, Bobby Garrett. Garrett was the director of a non-traditional school, West End Academy (a Communities In Schools non-traditional school). As a result of Garrett’s efforts, Beaty graduated from West End Academy, earned a Bachelor’s degree from Stillman College and a Master’s in Aerospace Education from Middle Tennessee State University. From there he went on to have a stellar 20-year career in the Army and rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Along the way Beaty earned such accolades as Instructor of the Year for all colleges and universities in the nation and Civic Man of the Year for his work with youth in the State of Oklahoma.

"Drives the point home of needing to learn about at-risk kids in order to find ways to reach them."

Tony OwensTony Owens

Tony Owens, Beaty Foundation Director, has worked with DTR youth for more than 15 years. He has successfully directed alternative schools and social programs that address students in at-risk situations. Owens earned his Bachelor’s degree from Clark Atlanta University. He is recognized for his development and implementation of programs for DTR students. Those effective programs emphasize improving attitudes and self-esteem, setting goals, expanding comfort zones, and preparing for re-entry into mainstream settings. The Beaty Foundation works with a network of organizations and presenters who can bring you leading-edge presentations, workshops, and keynote speakers. The foundation is known for its versatile, effective, interactive, unique, memorable, and top-rated national presentations to youth and adult participants.

Keith L. BrownKeith L. Brown
"Motivator of the Millennium"

Known simply as the “Motivator of the Millennium,” Keith L. Brown, named one of the TOP 50 SPEAKERS AND EXPERTS IN EDUCATION TODAY by INSIGHT PUBLISHING, is a Professional Speaker and trainer whose keynotes and workshops enhance the SUPER – VISION of the masses while reducing the supervision to all under the sound of his vibrant voice.

Labeled special – ed, at risk, and potential menace to society, Keith dedicated his life to overcoming those obstacles.  Today he is a member of the National Speakers Association, Who’s Who in Professional Speaking, Who’s Who among America’s Teachers, Phi Delta Kappa Fraternity in Education and Outstanding Young Men of America.  The keynotes, workshops, and seminars that Mr. Brown delivers are guaranteed to foster team building, morale, effective communication, professionalism and success.

As one of the most sought after speakers on the planet, this Renaissance man also serves as a Legislative Liaison, Professional Speechwriter, consultant, Philanthropist, and energetic, enthusiastic Professional Emcee for a wide array of events.

His messages have educated, elevated, entertained and empowered the masses nationally and globally.  Some of these venues include: Congressional Black Caucus, Atra Zeneca, Colgate/Palmolive, Kroger, Starwood/Sheraton, Resorts Worldwide, Mega Fest (a family event which attracts over 200,000 people annually), Showtime at the Apollo, National Youth at Risk Conference, Les Brown's "Motivational Monday" Series, GA Dept. of Labor, Federal TRiO Programs, Idaho Drug Free Youth, Sickle Cell Foundation, American Cancer Society, Spectrum Int'l Beauty Expo, Design Essentials Conference, Bronner Bros. Int'l Hair Expo, Special Olympics, Brown University, the wedding  reception of Platinum selling Artist/Producer Lil Jon, the Los Angeles Unified School District, and thousands of Pupils, Educators, and Parents under his PEP Rally plan, guaranteed to leave "No child left behind."  Schools, Colleges, Universities, State/Federal Agencies, Foundations, Corporations, Organizations and Faith Based Institutions receive a SUPER - VISION after hearing Keith L. Brown and implementing his life principles of Purpose.

He is the author of "CHITLINS" (Creative Helpful, Intuitive, Thoughts, Lifting Individuals, Naturally Seeking), co-author of "Conversations on Success" with Jack Canfield (Co-Founder, Chicken Soup for the Soul), John Christensen (Fish Tales), and fourteen of the most phenomenal individuals on the planet, He is also a co- author of the ever evolving "303 Solutions Series," which includes three books on the following: Effective Communication and Getting Results, Boosting Creativity, and Solving Challenges and Goal Setting not Goal Sitting!!!  His newest literary masterpiece "not impossible- I'M POSSIBLE"- A leadership guide for youth and young adults, is presently winning rave reviews nationally.
The "Motivator of the Millennium" has been featured in national publications such as the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Sun Times, New York Newsday, to name a few amongst thousands of other locals; he is humble but proud to say that he was a featured speaker for the city of Atlanta's relief event for "Hurricane Katrina Survivors.