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Born in Manhattan, New York City, Glenn Raysor and his older sister Donna were raised by a single mother in the Bronx, New York. As a child he often played stickball and ran the streets of avoiding the drug dealers, gangs, and other trappings of the urban jungles. Education was always stressed by his mother, Barbara. Glenn found refuge in sports and writing. He played in numerous city basketball tournaments. In high school he played basketball, football and track for the Lions of Lehman High school. He earned a football scholarship to New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury, Long Island. He had a brief stint with the Brooklyn Kings semi-pro football team. He graduated with a B. A. Degree in Fine Arts. Later he would graduate from the City College of New York with a Master Science in Education, while teaching in the South Bronx and working full time at night at the US Postal Service. He later would run the after school tutorial program after strong urging by Mr. Howard Saffir the principal. Glenn's caring and sense of instilling self-worth in his students quickly spread through the neighborhood. In the following years Glenn would become the Director of a Young fathers program, and several other community programs aiding troubled youth. While being an integral part of the programs he saw first-hand the devastation of many Black and Latino teens struggle with illiteracy and the limitations it brought to their lives. During the thirteen years Glenn taught, he also witnessed the beginning of the vicious cycle of non readers. After frustrating attempts to find literature for his students, Glenn used his childhood and experiences as an educator to create SomewhereOut of the Darkness. He learned students took a more vested interest in reading when they could relate to the characters and stories. His students would read and critique his stories about the neighborhood during the class group reading. Teachers would ask to use his writings in their classes. Somewhere Out of the Darkness addresses these concerns of our young people, and possible remedies that young people can take to stay alive.

Mission: To create and foster literacy among young African American men within minority communities. We will promote events, workshops and classes that engage young men in their respective neighborhoods.

ladies and Gentlemen, my little brother Mr. C. Rice. A man of infinite wisdom, style and a slayer of many good books. Ye...
04/30/2019

ladies and Gentlemen, my little brother Mr. C. Rice. A man of infinite wisdom, style and a slayer of many good books. Yep he is a reader!

Why stop there? The sequel was just as riveting! I was told a writer must be a reader!
04/30/2019

Why stop there? The sequel was just as riveting! I was told a writer must be a reader!

Recommended by my big bro, what a fast and great read!
04/30/2019

Recommended by my big bro, what a fast and great read!

You know you are brothers when you got each others back for over fourty years.
04/30/2019

You know you are brothers when you got each others back for over fourty years.

03/13/2018

I have a challenge for all the challenge people, how about putting a book in a child's hand!!

03/13/2018

The power is in your mind, the drive in your heart, the why? is in your soul!

08/10/2017
Goalcast

Think about it!

This is what would make Neil deGrasse Tyson hire you

07/11/2017
King Leon X

King Leon X

What a shame!
This school is 99% Black too...
Students said its been like this for years.

FULL VIDEO: https://youtu.be/6C8oVH5eeOY

In May, I went to MLK high school to speak to students at career day, this is what I found...

Follow my Grind King Leon X

Attended the Council of Supervisors and Adminstrators dinner tonight and heard the touching testimony of the recipients ...
06/07/2017

Attended the Council of Supervisors and Adminstrators dinner tonight and heard the touching testimony of the recipients over coming tremendous odds to achieve academic success. Congratulations! even Mayor Bill DeBlasio had some encourging words for the students.

06/07/2017

Attended the Council of Supervisors and Adminstrators dinner tonight and heard the touching testimony of the recipients over coming tremendous odds to achieve academic success. Congratulations! even Mayor Bill DeBlasio had some encourging words for the students.

05/20/2017

Challenge yourself, inspire someone today even if that someone is YOU!

05/19/2017

Finishing our first varsity boys volleyball season, and am so proud of the Spartans! Truly amazing watching these young man bond and pull for one another, but more importantly rocking the grades and carrying themselves as gentlemen. Go Spartans!

04/29/2017

Raystar productions is looking for a graphic illustrator for an upcoming children's book: Please submit entries via email to [email protected] for consideration.

04/29/2017

Coming soon, a new book titled "Daddys are..." a great picture book about Dads, brilliantly illustrated, it will make you laugh and want to read with your special little ones.👍

Had the pleasure and honor to coach these young man not only the game of basketball but the importance of respect and in...
04/24/2017

Had the pleasure and honor to coach these young man not only the game of basketball but the importance of respect and integrity! Sutton Varsity strength in heart not size!

04/24/2017

Somewhere Out of the Darkness
by Glenn Raysor (Author) available at Amazon.com

04/24/2017

The book is continuing to grow, and the speaking engagements are truly an education for me in this journey. The hard work is coming to fruition. Stay tuned big things are happening.

From the hottest and baddest playwright comes....
04/24/2017

From the hottest and baddest playwright comes....

The beautiful campus of Amherst!
06/04/2015

The beautiful campus of Amherst!

National Honor Society induction ceremony!
05/19/2015

National Honor Society induction ceremony!

03/09/2015

I gave a talk to a group of young folk the other day, and asked a girl in the audience why she didn't think she was smart, her reply,"Because my mother calls me stupid everyday."

03/09/2015

It's been awhile, but the second book is about to happen. It will be avaiable on Amazon, and the raystar website. Thank you all for your support, I am truly grateful!

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04/30/2014

Over 35 years ago I crossed those burning sands with six remarkable brothers. Thank you young men for shaping the lives of many in your years of brotherhood. Continue the good fight for the next 35. I Phi till I die!!!!

04/29/2014

It's cold in NYC today. Perfect day to stay home and read Somewhere out of the Darkness!

04/25/2014

Hope everyone is enjoying their Friday :) Keep signing up for the e-news list; our numbers are growing everyday!

04/24/2014

What a nice calm day to catch up on some reading. Why not try reading Somewhere out of the Darkness?

Hello all, please don't forget to add your e-mail to our new distribution list. The signup is right next to the photos t...
04/23/2014

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04/23/2014
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04/23/2014

Crazy AZ '79
I-Phi-Theta

04/23/2014

Hey guys, crossed those burning sands 35 years ago, and as you can see the values still ring true. Been in the education business close to 30 years. People ask why? I simply answer because, an Iota brother saved me, and I must do what I can to save the next brother!

Raystar Productions Glenn Raysor teaming up with NYPD and hosting a Prescription Drug Prevention Workshop. Thank you off...
04/23/2014

Raystar Productions Glenn Raysor teaming up with NYPD and hosting a Prescription Drug Prevention Workshop. Thank you officers for supporting the book and the cause

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04/23/2014

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04/21/2012

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