Welcome to Richard Celestin Consulting Group
WHAT THE LLC IS ABOUT
Richard Celestin Consulting Group, LLC was created in 2009 with the specific purpose of developing and implementing skill development and youth empowerment programs in elementary, middle, and high schools with high populations of at-risk juveniles, with a focus on African American and Hispanic/Latino youth.
With increasing school drop-out and incarceration rates of minority youth, Richard Celestin Consulting Group has specifically designed programs to work directly with youth prior to their involvement in the juvenile or criminal justice system or with first-time offenders. Working with elementary, middle school, and high school youth on career development and future planning, along with the necessary skills to be effective and successful students, are proven methods of maintaining school retention rates and ultimately increasing graduation rates.
Services are provided on one of two levels: (1) the Young Debaters Program, which is a skill-based debate program aimed at providing students with fundamental skills in debate and advocacy; or (2) motivational speaking engagements and workshops focused on youth empowerment, career planning, and consequential thinking.
Accomplishments of Richard Celestin, Esq. and the LLC include-
- Grant Recipient, President Barack Obama’s Race to the Top Education Initiative
- Award Recipient – CUNY School of Law Black Law Student Association At-Risk Youth Advocacy Award, CUNY School of Law 2014 Distinguished Public Interest Award, CUNY School of Law Black Law Student Association Urban Youth Advocacy Award
- Over 40 school participants throughout Queens and Brooklyn
- Over eight years experience providing educational, motivational, and counseling workshops and speaking engagements