Dr. Omar Simpson is the Founder and Chairman of the Omar Simpson Foundation. The Foundation works to develop programs that address the educational needs of under-resourced students in urban communities.



My inspirational journey has given me the insight and desire to share the power of leveraging education and utilizing strong discipline to elevate above circumstance and adversity.



Dr.Omar Simpson released his first book entitled, Unconditional Love: A Collection of Poems in 2014. Dr. Simpson’s second book, For the Love of Education: The Power of an Awakened Mind was released in 2015.


For the Love of Education


This book is a reflection of my personal journey from poverty and dire circumstances to earning a PhD in Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I was challenged while writing this book as I reflected on my personal struggles and how difficult it has been for me to pursue education as an outlier. Thankfully, I feel strongly that the finished product is one that I am compelled to share with you.

‘For the Love of Education’ speaks to how important education has been to my personal journey. The book also articulates how we can adopt a more proactive approach to engaging young men and women of color who otherwise look past what true love and a genuine desire for education can do in their life.

Your support would mean so much to me, and would certainly provide me with the continued motivation to speak and live the life I’ve adopted as an educator in pursuit of excellence. By ordering my book and supporting my events, you will help to expand my thoughts while giving me a greater platform to share my story and inspire others to embrace the benefits of education and a love of learning. We are living in a period that requires all of us to take on more responsibility in shaping our communities. This book is my first step in making a difference, and your support would have an immeasurable impact on my mission.
I am asking you to please support one or all of the ‘For the Love of Education’ products and/or events. I am grateful to you, and appreciative that you will take the time to support me as I support others.

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Omar Simpson 2014-2015 Media Kit



Dedicated to serving the lives of others, Omar Simpson is a servant-leader who defines the lifestyle. A volunteer, and ambassador for good throughout the world, Simpson extends both his time and resources to help young people achieve their dreams. His organizations, workshops, and keynote speeches cater to the development of positive and responsible people with an emphasis on making a difference. His name means “gifted speaker” and through his collective work, he exhibits the meaning of the name.

A sought-after speaker, Simpson has spoken at Princeton University, Rutgers University, St. Johns University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Jamaica Queens High School, Brimm Medical Arts High School, Scotch Plains High School, Paramus High School and Woodbine Middle School to name a few. His future activities will include an international summit where he will address the global youth initiative, focused on improving the lives of youth throughout the world.

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    “Just wanted to say “ BRAVO “! Thank you for bringing such a motivational speaker to our students. I am thrilled that as educators we have school on this day, a day to educate and remind students of who and why Martin Luther King Day is celebrated. I do believe seeds do get planted! Omar planted seeds today”. – Teacher at Paramus High School