Where Potential is Cultivated and Growth Begins


The mission of Seeds of Wisdom, Inc. is to share life experiences and principles that plant seeds of encouragement and promote the importance of Integrity, Discipline, Education, and Ambition.


The vision of Seeds of Wisdom, Inc. is to see today’s boys develop into young men who create a better tomorrow.

April 2023 Jefferson Award Winners

5th Annual Youth Empowerment Conference

About the Speakers

Joe Pettit is an author, keynote speaker, and founder of New Leaf Leadership, a consultancy focused on leadership development and emotional intelligence. Joe has developed a reputation as a sought-after speaker, known for his memorable, impactful content and engaging delivery. Joe is an innovator of personal growth strategies and passionate about empowering leaders to improve communication and teamwork.

A South Carolina native, Joe enjoys spending quality time with his wife, four children, and dog. When he’s not speaking or coaching, you’ll likely find him tending his organic raised bed vegetable garden, cheering on his favorite football team, or enjoying family vacations. To learn more about Joe and his work, visit him at www.joepettitinspires.com or www.newleafleadership.com.

Cedrick Washington is a graduate of the University of Phoenix and a motivational speaker. After hearing him you’ll realize he’s a transformative speaker that gives you all the tools to succeed. He’s a youth mentor, community activist, wellness consultant and the owner of home of Royalty clothing. His mission is to help others tap into their true potential, and live with purpose, passion, and power. Learn more about him at homeofroyalty.com.

4th Annual Youth Empowerment Conference Recap (2022)