I see in every child a “Smart, Intelligent, Good Student.”

As founder of Education Star Corporation, I see in every child a “Smart, Intelligent, Good Student.” Celebrating and accentuating the Star In Every Child. Working closely with teachers, education organizations, parents, communities,...
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JAIL TALES: AIM TO HELP READERS GET INVOLVED

Published Wednesday, November 2, 2005 |  By Tonya Weathersbee   Three years ago, Betty Seabrook Burney took on the job of finding mentors for jailed juveniles.   But one day, Burney realized they needed more than mentors to guide...
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URBAN LEAGUE TO HOST TEEN MOTIVATION PROGRAM

Published Tuesday, February 7, 2006 | Jacksonville Journal The Jacksonville Urban League, in collaboration with Duval County School Board member Betty Burney, will host a program titled “If These Chains Could Talk” at...
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SHERIFF DONATES $25,000 TO PURCHASE BOOKS

Published Friday, December 15, 2006 Jacksonville Journal A fundraiser at Outback Steak House in Jacksonville Beach raised about $35,000 Saturday for an effort to make the book If These Chains Could Talk available to all eighth- and...
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INMATES’ WRITINGS SPEAK VOLUMES

Published Wednesday, December 6, 2006 (read excerpt below) By JESSIE-LYNNE KERR The Times-Union School Superintendent Joseph Wise said he wants Burney’s book made a part of the curriculum for eighth- and ninth-graders “because...
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BETTY BURYNEY HONERED AT CONTINENTAL LEGACY CELEBRATION

Originally published by The Jacksonville Free Press by Gayle Hardy On Saturday, April 7, 2007 at 8:00 p.m. the Jacksonville Chapter of Continental Societies, Inc. hosted their first Legacy Celebration. Over 300 guests attended the...
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GROWING UP BEHIND BARS

By Charlene Shirk First Coast News | 11/17/2006 8:31:46 AM JACKSONVILLE, FL – “Scary, that’s one word to sum it all up, Scary.” That’s a description of the Duval County Jail. It’s a cold, crowded...
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MURDER RATE: WHEN CHAINS TALK

Published Thursday, April 27, 2006 – (view excerpt below) Here are some of Burney’s suggestions on what can be done for youth to help reduce violence that leads to murder: Encourage the faith community to “get...
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FIVE CHEERS: GOVERNMENT CHECKUP

Published Monday, December 18, 2006 The hard life lessons of youth offenders can have an invaluable impact on teens. That’s why Duval County School Board member Betty Burney’s book, If These Chains Could Talk, is such...
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TURNING LIVES AROUND

Published Sunday, May 20, 2007 This city needs every mentoring program it can get, especially programs that can be expected to directly affect Jacksonville’s high murder rate. That is why state Sen. Tony Hill and School Board...
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