Jerry Tello is an internationally recognized storyteller, author, motivational speaker, therapist and educational consultant. Mr. Tello has spoken to over 500,000 people and has motivated, trained and mentored thousands of individuals, organizations and community groups in the areas of education, culture, spirituality, family strengthening, healing and leadership development. He is the author of various curriculum including a bilingual Family Strengthening curriculum, a bilingual Fatherhood Literacy Curriculum and served as a principal consultant for Scholastic Books on a International Bilingual Literacy curriculum focused at reaching low income Latino families. In addition, Mr. Tello has authored a series of children’s books and is the co-editor of Family Violence and Men of Color (Springer Publishing Co., 1998). He has appeared in Time, Newsweek and Hispanic magazines and has received many major awards including the Presidential Crime Victims
Service award, which was presented to him by President Bill Clinton and Attorney General Janet Reno, as well as two California Governor’s Award for his violence prevention/intervention advocacy work and from Rotary International he received the Ambassador of Peace award.