Fox News & CBS News Radio Anchor Joins Brave Enough To Fail  

CONTACT: Education, Non-Profit Wayne Winsley, CEO/Founder

wayne@braveenoughtofail.org

ANN KARRICK APPOINTED TO ADVISORY BOARD OF BETF

Fox News & CBS News Radio Anchor to serve as Media Relations Advisor

New Milford, Conn. – Ann Karrick joins the Advisory Board of Brave Enough To Fail (BETF), in the key role of Media Relations Advisor. Karrick is expected to bring her depth of experience in broadcasting, marketing, and communications to action, offering sound and impartial advice on matters related to news, media, and communications. Currently, Karrick is a network news anchor with Fox News Radio; she’s also known for her work with CBS News Radio in New York, Boston, and Hartford.

“Ann Karrick has a wealth of knowledge, experience, and relationships, earned through a long and storied broadcasting career. She also has business experience in marketing, public relations, media relations, social media, and information technology. Her business networking contacts, wise advice, and experience running a business and mentoring will be of great help to Brave Enough To Fail and B.O.S.S. Academy,” explained Wayne Winsley, CEO and Founder of BETF and B.O.S.S Academy.

Karrick excels at articulating and explaining complex issues. She is a news anchor, correspondent, and talk show host for both radio and television. Before broadcasting, she worked for IBM, AT&T, Golf Digest, and Advantage International (now Octagon), a sports marketing company, as well as public relations and advertising agencies. Karrick also regularly runs a voting location on election days, managing a team of poll workers. She is a Cum Laude graduate of Hollins University with a degree in Computational Sciences and has a certificate in Financial Management from the IBM Advanced Business Institute.

BETF is a student-focused educational nonprofit, providing free motivational programs, resources, and scholarships to middle and high school students. Our mission is to close achievement gaps by cultivating a new generation of leaders, creators, and achievers by inspiring young people with courage to pursue their dreams and giving them the skills for success. B.O.S.S. Academy teaches students to have Big dreams, be brave enough to work Outside their comfort zone, create a Strategy for success, and Stick to the pursuit.

More information:

BETF B.O.S.S.

Ann Karrick

https://www.braveenoughtofail.org/ https://www.braveenoughtofail.org/boss-academy
Big dreams, Out of your comfort zone, Strategy for success, Stick to it http://www.annkarrick.com/

New Milford Living Magazine Features the Winsley Family

The founding family of Brave Enough To Fail was fortunate to be featured in the November issue of New Milford Living magazine. The article is below.

Special thanks to

Dan Olsen, publisher of New Milford Living Magazine

Janet Taub of Planet Photography

David Dunleavey

Learn more about Brave Enough To Fail

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Chris Cassone Takes 4th place in Brave Enough To Write Short Story Contest

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Chris Cassone of Patterson New York is a writer of songs, stories, fiction and screenplays.
His Beatles fan fiction,  ode to the sun and angst filled days of summer in upstate New York  wowed the judges garnered Chris fourth place in the nationwide 18 and over category of the Brave Enough To Write short story contest. the contest was held as a fundraiser for the nonprofit Brave Enough To Fail which provides free motivational programs and scholarships to high schools. learn more about Brave Enough to Fail here  and Subscribe to our newsletter to get early word on the next contest!
Read it here.
Chris is the composer of 18 songs for “The Brain That Wouldn’t Die – The Musical” which premiered this past June in the 1000 seat Charleston Music Hall. Now it is on its way to off-Broadway.

Last year he had his first top ten record, co-writing with old friend Ace Frehley (former KISS founder and guitarist) on his Billboard #9 CD, “Space Invader”. This came on the heels of his You Tube hit, “Route 22,” about the road from the Bronx to Canada. In 2012 he led the BBQ All Stars on a tour of BBQ festivals with “My Baby Loves BBQ”.

Chris started his path as a recording engineer in the late 70’s to better document his songs, mentoring with hit maker, Eddie Kramer (Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Frampton) where he learned the art of production and the need for story in the song. He worked with Dr. John, Mercer Ellington and Billy Joel, among many others. Old friend, Chazz Palminteri and director Robert DeNiro, tapped him to record the music for A Bronx Tale in 1992.

His next production, The Cakeman Chronicles, is a one man musical about the intrigue around his family bakery in New York in the 50’s and 60’s, including his finagling into concerts using sheet cakes.

Poor, Black, & Unreachable At 14

By Wayne Winsley

Founder & Executive Director of Brave Enough To Fail Inc.

At age 14, I was living in an orphanage in Cleveland Ohio, had failed eighth grade the previous year, and basically given up on school. I was a poor black kid who, the experts would say,  had given up on my future and was too set in my ways to be motivated to change. I was destined for one of two places, behind bars or dead.

One day, a friend of mine’s dad was disappointed with his report card and began to lecture him. Without intending to, without even realizing that I was in the room, his dad said the words that changed my life forever.

Always strive for excellence no matter what you do. Excellence will overcome, poverty, prejudice, and adversity every time. Just be excellent at whatever you choose to do.”

That simple message motivated me to make the choice that saved my life.

I chose to go back to school and do the absolute best I could. Because of that choice, I didn’t wind up behind bars or dead. Instead I went on to serve my country honorably in the United States Navy which honed my discipline, self-confidence, and work ethic. Those tools gave me the courage to pursue my dream of being a standup comic which in turn led to a two decade career as a radio broadcaster.  The communication skills I developed over that time prepared me to become what I am today, a teacher, and a multi award-winning motivational speaker 

I know first hand that even without intention, a word can change a child’s life.

That is why I’ve dedicated the rest of my life to delivering a message of inspiration and motivation to as many young people as possible through my organization.

Brave Enough to Fail Inc. is a 501 (C) 3 nonprofit that provides motivational programs and scholarships to high schools.

The mission is to raise student achievement by inspiring kids with the courage to achieve their dreams and to help students see their education as a way to get what they want from life. To narrow the education achievement gap by focusing on the student end of the equation with a message of courage, hard work, self-discipline, and determination.

High schools nationwide are requesting this message for their students.

This  summer we have received unsolicited requests for the Brave Enough To Fail program, for the 2017-2018 school year, from schools in over ten states. (See the list below)

Rather than saying, “No we can’t help you.” We are taking a leap of faith and committing to raising the funds needed to deliver the message to the thousands of students at these schools that,  Their Dreams Are Important And Achievable!

There are other young people out there who just like I was, are one positive message away from overcoming the poverty, prejudice, and adversity that is standing between them and achieving a better life for themselves.

That is why I am asking the questions,

Is there at least one corporation in this great nation that would like their brand to be known for motivating and inspiring youth across America?

If you are that corporation, please contact us at info@BraveEnoughToFail.org

Are there fellow citizens willing to sow seeds of success into the youth of our communities? 

If you are that citizen, please make a donation here. 

Partial list of schools that have reached out and requested Brave Enough To Fail

Crest High School, Shelby NC.

Cathedral High School, New York NY.

Urban Assembly of Media Studies, New York NY.  

 Whitestone High School, Delta Junction Alaska

Sultan Sr High, Sultan Washington

Cicely Tyson High, East Orange New Jersey

St. Timothy’s School, Raleigh NC

Briar Woods High School, Ashburn VA.

Ferndale High, Johnstown PA.

Scottsburg High, Scottsburg IN.

Little Rock Arkansas School District

Martin County School District, Stuart Florida

Integrated Arts Academy, Chaska MN.

Frederick Banting School, Ottawa Ontario

Author

Wayne Winsley

@BraveNuff2Fail

wayne@BraveEnoughToFail.org