Sunday, November 1

INTRODUCING "GET HYPE!" ****************************************************

         "GET HYPE!" Services and Products
Welcome to the official site of "G.E.T. H.Y.P.E."( Getting Everyone Together to Help Youth Produce Excellence)  Listed below are a description of our services, products and upcoming events.  We offer "Get Hype" workshops that include classes in: cartooning and multi-media art, creative writing, beginner chess workshops and anti-gang violence and drug awareness projects . All together we also have five children's books, three edutainment CDs and so much more to come!
If you are interested in having us facilitate a demonstration, instruct a workshop or purchasing our books and CDs please contact us @ (704) 370-3536 or email us@
Serious inquiries only,please!

 Lena Jackson

"GET HYPE!" WORKSHOPS *****************************************************

"CHECKMATE!"                                            Learning Chess 101 with Lena H. Jackson...        Learn the basics and secret moves of this timeless and fascinating game of strategy! There are many benefits to getting children involved in chess as early as possible. You may see a tremendous increase in their: attention span, discipline, critical thinking skills, better results at school and a lot more. States like New York and New Jersey have chess now as a requirement within their school curriculum; more and more colleges are offering various incentives for chess players - from full scholarships to extra points for admission evaluation!     *All workshops include a "CHECKMATE!" workbook that illustrates in selective detail how this classic game is played; it even includes a colorfully odd character known as the 'chess-master' who adds helpful tips of his own! Chess may look  difficult  at first, but once you get the basics down it's actually pretty easy to play; becoming a champion ... well that's another workshop!
* Recommended for ages 8-16 

"CREATING COMICS" With Lena H. Jackson  
I'm an artist who believes I can draw ANYTHING, but I specialize in cartooning! Cartooning is my life and it's that passion and youthful spirit that I bring to my "Creating Comics" workshops!Ever wanted to learn to draw your favorite cartoon characters from TV or the movies you remember as a kid....OR do you know a child who wants to create their very own cast of characters? Well, this is the workshop for them! I teach adults and children alike in weekly classes where we explore everything from American westernized styles ( such as Disney movies and the comics seen in the Sunday newspapers) to the Japanese  tradition of cartooning; Anime` and Manga ( as seen on popular shows like "Pokemon" and "Dragon Ball Z" ) to creating our own personal comic books! All that's needed is a pencil and creativity, I provide the supplies and the workbook to assist students with their creations and ..WE ARE ON OUR WAY!!!! *Recommended for ages 7-17


The Team S.T.A.R. Chronicles  Created By Lena H. Jackson

The Team Star Chronicles is both a graphic novella and workbook series that deals with the ever-increasing level of issues that young people are facing today. From drug and alcohol consumption to gang violence and promiscuity, the odds seem tilted against them. By using critical thinking exercises, creative writing and illustration techniques, I created this workbook as an awareness tool to enlighten young people. By creating a safe haven to openly discuss, act out and eventually present their own "STAR Chronicles" manual, young people in this workshop will have a :creative outlet to express how they feel about living a reckless lifestyle, learn steps to avoid the serious consequences of what living that way can ultimately do to someone and finally, learn to choose healthy alternatives for coping with problems, rather than giving into peer pressure and the seductive lure of a reckless life.
* Recommended for middle school to high school

"GET HYPE!" CHILDREN'S BOOKS **************************************************************

Written and Illustrated By Lena H. Jackson 
 Meet Daisy Perry, a ten year old girl who already knows what she wants in life , and what she wants is to visit Paris, France someday...someday real soon! Daisy takes French classes at her school and believes if she puts her mind to it, she can find a way to get to France on her own; and with a little determination....she just might! 
* This book is intended for children ages 7-12. With it's brightly colorful drawings and poetic style of writing it's a quick but entertaining read for any young boy or girl. It's also a mini French study guide and workbook for those interested in learning the "language of love"!
 $7.50... with CD $10.00

Written and Illustrated By Lena H. Jackson 

This book is more of an activity book with the story centered around our unofficial mascots, the "Get Hype Crew"Meet Anwar, Kiko,Josh,Annabella and Imani, five friends who decide to start their own group on their middle school's campus.
The purpose being to find other like-minded individuals that value hard work in school, sports, team work and are not-about-the-drama!

** Similar in theme and style to the comic book/ workbook "The Team S.T.A.R. Chronicles" , This book is both an activity book as well as the story of how these young people learn to overcome obstacles while striving to do their best!
We recommend it for ages 8 to 13......$7.50 with CD $10.00


The ABC's Of Inspiration 
Written By Kevin Jackson with Lena  H. Jackson, Illustrated By Lena H. Jackson  
This is our first book collaboration and one of our most popular books! From A to Z we have written and illustrated a different affirmation for young readers to aspire to, there's a positive declaration for every letter of the alphabet( helps fight off ' The Haters' ). There's even a "ABC's Of Inspiration" rap song in the back of the book to sing along with the accompanying CD.
** Recommended for ages 3-8 .....$7.50 with CD $10.00

  Me, Tony C. And 1973
Written and Illustrated By Lena H. Jackson 
Take a trip back down my memory lane in this semi-autobiographic tale about me ( Lil' Nell) and the real life best friend of my childhood, Tony C.  The story takes place mostly in the 1970s  and explores the innocence and wonder of platonic friendships and the simple pleasures of childhood  alongside the back drop of an era where the world was quite different and seemingly, more peaceful. * Recommended for ages 5-10 ........$7.50 with CD $10.00

 By Kevin L. Jackson
A  sweet tribute to good daddies everywhere! This book is written from the 'open-letter' perspective of a little boy who wants his father to know just how much he appreciates him. Illustrations include diverse images of father and son duos from all types of backgrounds. * Recommended for ages 3-6......$7.50 / with CD $10.00