Sustainable Development Goals for Jacksonville Businesses During COVID19 and Beyond

Sustainable Development Goals for Jacksonville Businesses During COVID19 and Beyond
William Jackson, M.Ed. #MyQuestToTeach

William Jackson, M.Ed. Speaking at WP Y'All
William Jackson, M.Ed. Speaking at WP Y’All

As the world copes with COVID19 and potentially many Jacksonville
small businesses will be gone forever, many will be struggling to
remain open or even open back up. There is little guidance from
the government and in some cases confusion from local governmental
officals. Many small and minority businesses are being ignored and
continued to be marginalized no matter their color.

The community works that are necessary to help Jacksonville small
businesses stay alive are not being met. Local officials are not
even going into minority communities or using technology to talk
to local business owners. There is a big distinction between how
small businesses are being treated and larger businesses are.
In many cases small businesses cannot afford the fees associated
with the loans being offered and paying back of loans may not be
possible because potetntial customers themselves do not have
the monies to shop at smaller community businesses.

Small businesses performing evaluation of their financial data see
daunting finanicial challenges and are closing. Minority businesses
are hit hard financially, they are hard hit because they employ
family members and a double hit that family and friends financially
are exposed.

Create My Voice
Create My Voice

There is a challenge to moving forward in a economy with the
possibility of a depression and continued economic down turns.
Even with the changing of digital environments, small businesses
are not digitally conneceted. They may not understand the
value of Zoom, TEAMS, Skype, Facebook Live, IG Live and other
digital platforms. Even before COVID19 small and minority
businesses struggled with just having a basic social media presence.

The level of digital knowledge for samll business owners
needs to change, they have to increase and improve digitally.
This is a new normal and will not go back completely to the
way things were. There should be a plan how to implement online
Branding and Marketing. This needs to be a priority to help as
many businesses as possible for future exhistance.

Local and community busiensses are the key to building and
re-building communities. The strength of local business
infrastructures helps to contribute to the infusion of tax
dollars to help provide needed community services.
Small and miniority businesses help schools to grow, roads to
be maintained, fund emergency services and other structural
services needed. All small businesses are needed to help a
city survive and thrive.

Conversations and communications are important because
knowledge is only powerful if it is applied correctly,
strategically, purposefully and planned. The time is now
to work together to collaboraate not compete, to bring in
the youth, teens and young adults of the communinty to
teach business skills, how to think critically, creatively
and with innovaton.

Small and minority businesses need to receive business and
political education and share with youth and young adults
so they will be prepared to be the future leaders, role
models and investors of the future.

The thinking should now be beyond Black Lives Matter,
but how can these Black lives promote community unity,
community pride, community awarenes, stop community killings,
stop community homelessness and work to build, create,
establish and finance investments in the Black and other
communities of cities. All small businesses are important
and needed for the rebuilding and growth of any community.

Digital Jobs Globally
Digital Jobs Globally

Listed are some community services in Jacksonville:

Tracking the Pandemic

Community Resource Guide in Duval County

Click to access DuvalCountyFL.pdf

Emergency Assistance Services
Appointment Line (904) 255-2469
Main Line (904) 255-3344

Florida Small Business Development Center


Urban League Jacksonville
(904) 723-4007

National Council of Negro Women – Jacksonville Section

Jacksonville Legal Aide
Phone: (904) 356-8371

Jacksonville Human Rights Commission
PHONE: 904-255-5397

Family Promise – Family Homeless Services
Phone: (904) 354-1818

Jacksonville Social Services
Phone: (904) 255-3322

Don’t Let Your Voice Be Someone Else’s Echo

William Jackson, M.Ed. Speaking at WP Y'All

Don’t Let Your Voice Be Someone Else’s Echo

The opportunity to speak at a WordCamp is a thrilling experience.
Sharing your knowledge, passion, purpose,
experiences and the networking is phenom….
Speaking at WordPress Y’all in Birmingham, Alabama
is always rewarding and powerful..
Sharing the power of your voice and how to expand
your business and personal Brand applying your voice and
available digital tools and platforms.

William Jackson, M.Ed.

Use WordPress to Share Your Voice
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The title of this presentation is
“Use WordPress to Share Your Voice”
If you’re a content creator your content should expand
beyond just blogging, you should be engaged, active and
influencing in your community.

COVID19 Celebrating Physical and Health Education Teachers – Teaching Online

William Jackson, M .Ed PE Teacher

When you love what you do as a teacher you want to motivate your educational peers.
Teaching online has been fun, engaging, enlightening, challenging at times,
stressful sometimes and uplifting.
Giving your best to your students each day even teaching
in an online environment. This is truly unexpected as a  32 year teacher.
What helps me is the knowledge that I can still reach my students
from kindergarten to 5th grade and using video chat and online chatting,
I can still connect with them.
Sending prayers and encouragement to all
Duval County Public School employees
in Jacksonville, Florida.

Online Blog Published at
Jacksonville Free Press

#32yearsteaching #peteacher #iteachpe #healtheducation #peeducation #physicaleducation

Student expressions of staying physically fit 

The Threat of COVID19 What Face Are African Youth Putting on Social Media

Indigenous Youth In Africa

The Threat of COVID19 What Face Are African Youth Putting on Social Media
William Jackson, M.Ed.
Twitter @wmjackson
Sponsor of African WordCamp, KidsCamp and EdCamp Conferences

Listening to the recent Webinars directed at women
leadership on the African continent by women is vital
to providing girls and women opportunities for safety,
access to medical care, equitable educational access,
integration of STEM, STEAM, STREAM to build the
continent of Africa to be a leadership role model
for the world. The United States administration is
many cases should be modeling what is going on in Africa.

Using the hashtag #VirtualConferenceAfrica listening to
young ladies like Natasha Wang Mwansa of Lusaka, Zambia and her inspiring
knowledge and seeing her energy is phenomenal.
Thanks to and the leadership of
Teresa H. Clarke, Chair and CEO of
This session “Women are Providing to Be Great Leaders
During COVID-19. Is the Pathway to Power?

The global pandemic has affected billions of people around
the planet. The majority of news agencies have been reporting
strategies similar to war-time to slow the progression of
this deadly disease.
Africa has not been spared from this murderous event,  and
families, communities, cities and nations are self-isolating
themselves in historic numbers. The development of digital
technologies designed to allow for communication and
connections are inspiring African youth in creating content
that shares their feelings, ideas, creativity and innovation.

The increase in young African bloggers  are building digital
influencers that are sharing necessary skills of using tech to
build new monetary streams of income to support their
families. Digital platforms are allowing youth to communicate
on platforms that offer chances to change behaviors, influence
thinking and bring information to mobile devices that can
potentially save lives.

The world is a global market place for intellectual sharing,
African youth are learning that careers and growth are coming
from intellectual content development not through traditional
lifestyles of agriculture and farming.

So much is based on intellectual design that even the US
government is monitoring content from Africa. Not allowing
Africans to travel to the US because of perceived security
issues that are false is making America look foolish.
African young people are building business relationships
that challenge the thinking, creativity and innovative
designs to build beyond what is seen to what can be
dreamed. As a parent and experiences as a Social Media
advocate, blogger and speaker I encourage youth to follow
their dreams and explore new opportunities to network,
collaborate, share and build.

Not to be afraid to learn and then apply that learning
in business and entrepreneurism. Not to be scared to
fail because failure builds courage, experience and drives
the desire to succeed.
The recent online webinars, “Leadership In Times of Crisis,
Crafting Strategy in the Face of Uncertainty” and “This Isn’t
the West – How Africa’s Informal Sector Reacts to COVID-19.”
Showing African youth and adults that success is there, they
have to work smarter for it.

African parents are the first role models, the first educators,
the first mentors and teachers for their children. So parents
need to remember if they are not teaching their children they
are putting them behind others that are teaching their children
to value of education, creativity and innovation.

African parents must consider “What Face Are African Youth
Putting on Social Media” and the consequences that will follow
both good and bad. Parents should be proactive as much as
possible and set realistic expectations for behaviors online,
have honest discussions with their children about the potential
hazards, dangers.

The Internet is a representation of life, there is good, bad, evil
and places where youth, teens and young adults should not go.
There are places of encouragement, collaboration, cooperation,
safety, building foundations for Professional Learning Networks
(PLN) and Professional Learning Communities (PLC) that provide
African youth a foundation with mentors and role models that
can be found on the recent webinars.

The future greatness of Africa has always been reliant on it’s
youth, teens and young adults to learn, grow and be engaged
in all processes to build Africa. To dream the dreams of
innovation, discovery, research, building communities of
prosperity and providing new streams of business, ecommerce,
building of progressive growth and Africa preparing for the future.
COVID19 may just be the push Africa needs for it to see greatness
in the future and global influences in multiple influences
around the world.

Natasha Wang Mwansa of Lusaka, Zambia has made reference
for African youth, teens and young adults to take advantage
of these times for growth to be the future leaders Africa
will need in the future. Education is the key and governments
must be willing to allow African youth to contribute and do
the necessary works to make societal improvements.
To follow the discussion:


KidsCamp Miami 2020

Science Technology Reading Engineering
Arts Math

Our class at WCMIA
using the theme of Cruising

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KidsCamp Miami 2020
    KidsCamp Miami 2020

Embracing and inspiring the use of STREAM
to encourage collaboration, cooperation,
building professional and personal
learning networks and digital communities.


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