Initiating at the age of 14 as a national keynote speaker, Ashley Rhodes-Courter has narrated her life story to thousands of audiences in the United States and 7 more countries.
Ashley Rhodes-Courter, MSW, is a living embodiment of courage and determination, an exemplary American success story. She was born to a single teen mother in 1985. Since the age of 3, she has been taken care of by Florida’s foster care system. During her ten years stay in foster, she has been moved to 14 homes, some of which were quite abusive. Even at her early age, she was unwilling to accept such abusive conduct in the foster homes.
She did not only raised her voice against this but also advocated for other fellow children as well. Eventually, at the age of 12, she was adopted by Children’s Home.
Despite all of these hardships and misfortune, she proved herself a prodigy in school. Grimly believing that “my education was the one thing nobody could take from me.”
Her academic achievement and toil made her way to a scholarship awarded by Eckerd College’s Trustee. She did graduation with distinction and ahead of schedule. She earned a double major in Communications and Theater and a double minor in Political Science and Psychology. Ashley Rhodes-Courter then enrolled in the University of Southern California for her Master’s degree in social work.
GLAMOUR Magazine picked her as one of the Top Ten College Women during her undergraduate days. She also secured her place among 20 college students nominated for the USA Today All-USA Academic Team. She achieved the Golden BRICK Award for her exceptional support and activism toward the community change by doing something. Ashley has been featured on 25 million bags of Cool Ranch Doritos during the campaign.
She is the author of two highly acclaimed books. Both her books are included in the curriculum of First-Year Experience Collegiate programs. “Three Little Words” was the first book published in four countries and is now becomes an international bestseller. The second book, “Three More Words”, ranked at the top of Amazon’s list of bestsellers.
At the young age of 22, she was known as New York Times bestselling author. ”Three little words” is being converted into a big motion picture.
Ashley has been honored with local, national, and state awards for her advocacy, philanthropy, and being vocal. She has been a guest in the White House twice. Ashley also has visited Capitol Hill to deliver a speech.
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