Because My Name is George

Something was bothering young George,
but he did not know how to say it out loud.
He became disobedient and did not make his mom proud. Learning of this, his mom intervened.
She did not like George being treated so mean.
She wanted her son to know she loved him
and had his back.
She would do everything in her power
to get him back on track.

Written by Iris M. Williams & Ronald M. Smith



The early influences we have in life often shape who we are and the choices we make.

Because My Name is George highlights how parents, teachers, and law enforcement can work together to encourage children (especially African American boys) to use their words, share their feelings, and strive to be the best version of themselves.

Our mistakes do not define us, but we can learn from them.