Testimonials

Monday's taping included Anderson's 30-minute speech to the East Shreveport Rotary Club about leadership and how people in the community can make a difference.

"In the two years that we have produced this show, we have been to almost 20 countries on five continents and in all of those places we have never seen anybody quite like Ron Anderson." said Bill Mosher, a producer for the show." The speech he gave this morning was one of the best speeches I've ever seen."

Bill Mosher
Producer for PBS

Your hard work, devotion, and commitment to children in our community is unsurpassed. You are among an elite few who go above and beyond in bringing hope to children. Your dedication of your talents and time to these children and families not only benefit those you serve, but society as a whole.

Kathy Mitton and Candy Beaird
Event Chair/Co Chair
Accolades and Awards
  • The Volunteers of America “National Leadership” Award
  • The African-American Calm Unity Council “Humanitarian of theYear” Award
  • The National Conference of Community and Justice “Brotherhood/Sisterhood Humanitarian” Award
  • The “Citizen of the Year” Award from the Shreveport Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers
  • In 1996 and 1997, named one of Shreveport’s “Rising Young Community Leaders” by the Shreveport Times
  • The “Community Service” Award from the Delta Lambda Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
  • The “Man of the Year” Award from Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated, Gamma Omicron Chapter
  • Finalist for the Blue Cross/Blue Shield “Angel” Award
  • The Southern University at Shreveport “Afro-American Society Leader of the Year” Award
  • The “Partner in Education” Award from the Shreveport/Bossier Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa
  • The first recipient of the “Ron Anderson Champion for Youth” Award from the Volunteers for Youth Justice
  • The “TRIO Achievers” Award from the Southwest Association of Student Assistance Programs
  • The “Human and Civil Rights Trailblazer” Award from the Louisiana Association of Educators
  • The “Liberty Bell” Award from the Shreveport Bar Association
  • In 2000, named “One of the 10 Most Outstanding Leaders of the Community” by The Shreveport Times
  • The “Laureate” Award from the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Incorporated, Beta Alpha Chapter
  • The “African American Achievement” Award from the Shreveport/Bossier African American Awards Committee
Certifications
  • I was certified as a Parent Training Instructor in the Center for the Improvement of Child Caring (CICC) Effective Black Parenting Program in 1990.  Since then, I have conducted hundreds of parent training sessions throughout the state of Louisiana utilizing the Effective Black Parenting Program, the Effective Parenting Program, and the Parenting with Love and Limits Parenting Program.
  • I was certified as an Afterschool Program Assessment System (APAS) Quality Advisor in 2009. This training was provided through the National Institute on Out- of- School Time (NIOST) and sponsored by the Louisiana Department of Education.
Experience

I have administered youth-targeted afterschool programsmentoring programs and mentor trainingleadership academies, and volunteer development and training for over 20 years, first with The LightHouse in Shreveport, Louisiana and now Project Reclaim in Minden, Louisiana. The outcomes in these programs have consistently been exemplary, with the United Way of Northwest Louisiana stating that the outcomes measurement system that I devised and implemented at The LightHouse was the “model for the area."

The initial mentoring program that I administered was funded through a three (3) year federal grant through the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. I have trained over 100 mentors, and served as a mentor as well.  I also developed a mentor and mentee training curriculum and have consulted with numerous agencies in implementing mentor programs.

Presentations and Professional Development Workshops

I have provided keynote speeches and presentations for national, regional and state conferences. Some of these have included:

  • The International Association for Truancy and Dropout Prevention (IATDOP) National Conference
  • The Young Audiences Arts for Learning National Conference
  • The Volunteers of America National Conference
  • The Nuts and Bolts Conference in Destin Florida for Louisiana judges, district attorneys and other court personnel
  • The Louisiana Clerks of Courts Association
  • The Louisiana School Board Officials Association
  • Louisiana Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers
  • The Louisiana Institute of Administrative Assistants
  • Arkansas Low Income Advocates Leadership and Community Development Conference
  • Families Helping Families Regional Conference

For other entities, such as:

  • Shreveport City Courts
  • Baton Rouge City Courts
  • Louisiana Department of Education

For businesses and industries including:

  • McDonald's Corp.
  • Express Jet
  • Ivan Smith Furniture
  • Eagle Distributing
  • Time Warner Cable
  • Comcast Cable
  • National Mail-It

For school systems (professional development presentations)

  • Caddo Parish Schools
  • Morehouse Parish Schools
  • Natchitoches Parish Schools
  • Claiborne Parish Schools

For colleges and universities including:

  • Louisiana State University at Shreveport
  • Southern University at Shreveport
  • Grambling State University