A day with Ted Sutton - Real Talk/Real Action
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- Edward 'Ted' Sutton is the CEO & Founder of Sutton House Inc, and CEO &Founder of The Ministers of Defense. He is a man devoted to changing the lives of young men in Baltimore that find themselves hopelessly lost in gang life.A troubled youth himself, Mr. Sutton's philosophy is that, "In speaking to people, you either speak life into them, or death into them." In an area that speaks so much death, Mr. Sutton is speaking life. Edward 'Ted' Sutton received his Masters Degree in Criminology from Coppin State College in 2001. He has been noted as an inspiration for characters in the HBO drama series, THE WIRE. Ted's life began to turn around in 1993, and he made a bold decision to change. He is a sought after motivational speaker, and is a trained certified gang intervention specialist. Additionally, he renders his services to prison inmates in an effort to create better relationships between rival gangs and its members. Mr. Sutton also provides relationship and communication training to police officers at the Baltimore City Police Academy to assist in building better relationships between urban youth and the police department. He started the first library at the Baltimore City Correctional Center and has addressed Congress in Washington, DC, to speak on the plight of youth and young adults. Mr. Sutton was also nominated and selected to represent Baltimore, Maryland in the 2011 Who's Who Registry among Executives and Professionals.Ted visited the U.K for 10 days on an educational visit. One of those days, was spent with Craig Pinkney observing his work and how he engages with disaffected young people in the city of Birmingham. This clip is a snippet taken from the short time Ted spent with Craig after a powerful session with 4 of the most notorious gang members in the city.'A day with Ted Sutton' Coming Soon....