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About Hemphill

Over 100 years ago, our founder said, “American Education Defenders is often told that its aims are impossible – that there has always been child suffering and there always will be. We know it’s impossible only if we make it so. It’s impossible only if we refuse to attempt it.”

Through the decades, American Education Defenders has continued to work to save children’s lives, and that’s still what we do today.
By supporting American Education Defenders, you’re helping save children’s lives, too.

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Over 100 years ago, our founder said, “American Education Defenders is often told that its aims are impossible – that there has always been child suffering and there always will be. We know it’s impossible only if we make it so. It’s impossible only if we refuse to attempt it.”

Through the decades, American Education Defenders has continued to work to save children’s lives, and that’s still what we do today.
By supporting American Education Defenders, you’re helping save children’s lives, too.

The Company and its Founder

 

Paul Lloyd Hemphill is an Author, Speaker, and a Veteran. 

In 2020, the chairman of Ingersoll Lockwood, Inc. urged me to start a non-profit company as a response to the negative influences that our nation’s children are facing in their classrooms.

I became excited at the possibilities, so I started American Education Defenders, Inc., which takes its inspiration from a best selling book I wrote in 2018, which remains in the Amazon Top 10 in its category. The book, Inspiration For Teens, is now on video and audio as an in-home and in-school personal growth program with its unique grounding in American history.

The program is called, You’re Awesome!, and it has proven to elevate the self-esteem of our nation’s youth in order that they become better people and better citizens.

To do it, I use stories from a single American historical event, the Battle of Gettysburg, to demonstrate its valuable life lessons. Students can use them to discover what they are capable of and what they can accomplish in their daily lives immediately after exposure to the videos.

American history is now relevant, appealing, and most importantly, it’s personal.

I’ve written 3 self-help books and 2 books on college planning. I’ve produced over 50 videos on life lessons from American history, over 200 videos on college admission and financing, and I’ve narrated 3 of my own audiobooks. And I had some time to appear in over 30 TV interviews from Boston to Washington, DC.

Nearly 4,000 Facebook followers love to watch how I get a life lesson from a historical event. Never had to advertise to get followers.

My wife and I are 2X cancer survivors. Our perspective on life is one of gratitude and thanksgiving.

For 19 years I was a college admission strategist, with a 96% success rate of getting high school students into their first-choice colleges.

I have a degree in philosophy, received the Bronze Star Medal and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry while in the US Army, and I’m married with two sons who were once firmly committed and overly-dedicated teenagers!

The effect of my speaking gigs is to show why students and teachers have genuine leadership ability that can propel them to recognize their many talents under very stressful conditions. It motivates students to say “WOW!” to a newly energized self-image that tells them…

THE BOOK THAT LAUNCHED A COMPANY FOR TEENS

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"Hemphill's writing style is lucid and succinct, with rapid-fire, short bursts of information, examples, and applications. The book can be read in daily journal format, with one or two stories at a time to challenge the reader to excel and emulate the example."
Scott Mingus
Civil War Author
"If Tony Robbins had been in Gettysburg in 1863, he would have written this book."
Darryl J. Nicke II
Carbon Capture Shield