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King Kevin Dorival,
Relationship Educator, Youth Chess Mentor, Author & Filmmaker
Annual Black On Black Crime Solutions Panel, C2B Chess Club/Mentoring Program,
Golden Love & Relationship Panel
My Claim to Fame: Press Release – Play & Book Signing
Recent Newspaper and Magazine Articles: 2015 to 2019!
King Kevin Dorival is an entrepreneur, two-time author, mentor, inspirational speaker, and is considered an up and coming change-agent. He founded the Courage To Believe International, Inc. where he serves as President. A group of mentors assists hito m host the C2B Chess Club & Mentoring Program and the Annual Black On Black Crime Solutions Panel. God has blessed him with the ability to motivate people in an unbelievably dynamic fashion. He has developed a keen awareness for the community, and has worked with numerous schools, churches, universities, and local organizations throughout Florida, Haiti, and in London to reduce the school to prison pipeline; today, Atlanta is his new home where he hopes to expand his empire and to find lifelong treasure of a good wife.
His life story is riddled with drugs, crime, incarceration, and failures. All of which, he miraculously was able to turnaround and defeated the odds by placing God first and keeping his eyes on the prize and words in the future – God Willing he will help hundreds of thousands avoid the traps of the criminal justice system. In 2013 he released an inspirational autobiography and stage play, The Courage To Believe: Never Give Up, where he shares the importance of overcoming adversities in life while pursuing your dreams: S.B.E. Speak it. Believe it. Execute The Plan!
As of 2018, he has completed his first film, a documentary titled after the book, stage play, and wrote his second nonfiction book, 7 Types of Queens, Kings Desire, which is a compare and contrast of ancient queens with women of today. He is also a graduate of Florida Atlantic University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in political science and minor in marketing. In his downtime, he enjoys family time, volunteering in urban communities, reading stories of historical African leaders especially those of the antiquity.
The Courage To Believe Documentary is a dream come true. It has been my passion for the past year to travel across the globe with a video camera while inspiring our teenagers and young adults to believe in their God-given talents. I’ve conducted workshops and gave inspirational speeches for the past 2 years in Florida with many churches, schools of all levels, and organizations such as the Urban League and the Department of Juvenile Justice. Now, its time to inspire and encourage our nation with a one of a kind film! Join us and support this groundbreaking project, click here.
Sun Sentinel: “After 20 Years, Teacher Gets A Thank You To Remember”
By Karen Yi, Sun Sentinel
6:36 p.m. EST, January 4, 2013
Kevin Dorival, 32, sat before his fifth grade teacher on Friday and handed her one final writing assignment – his first published book – and the biggest thank you a teacher could ask for.
It was the first time in more than 20 years that Sonji Wyche saw her student since he graduated from Park Ridge Elementary School in Deerfield Beach in 1992. But he said her lessons still inspire him, and he thanks her for that in his autobiography, “The Courage to Believe.”
“I’m elated that he thought of me. He didn’t have to remember me,” Wyche, 48, said. “I’ve been thanked before but not this big … I’m honored.”
Dorival said he found Wyche through Facebook. The pair decided to meet on Friday, before Dorival honors her during his book signing Saturday at 2 p.m. at the African-American Research Library in Fort Lauderdale.
Dorival, a mentor and inspirational speaker, “was always an ‘I can’ and ‘I will’ kid, a very hard worker … he hasn’t changed,” said Wyche, who now teaches at Parkway Middle School in Lauderhill. “Still looks the same, the same smile. He’s just taller, but he’s still shy.” Click, here to read more…
Date: January 5, 2013
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“The Courage to Believe” by Kevin Dorival is the Subject of a Musically Dramatic Event at AARLCC
BROWARD COUNTY, FL – On Saturday, January 5, 2013, young author Kevin Dorival shares the incredible story of his journey from the ghetto projects, up the corporate ladder, and into ‘the yacht’ in a book talk event held in the auditorium of the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center. The fun and the inspiration begin at 2 p.m. with a reception. And the show featuring musical acts and the inspiring drama begins at 3 p.m. The sponsor for this event is the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Committee, Inc.
The author’s unique approach to his book signing will feature a short play, musical entertainment, raffle giveaways, and celebrity guests, and he notes that the event is generating a buzz on the popular social media sites. This is a free event for the community and appropriate for all ages. Click here to read more about the play & book signing…
Spirituality In Our Relationships Advice | Workshop in London, Sept. 2017
Champion Speech To Deerfield Beach High School Football Team
FAU Campus Lecture
Urban League’s Juvenile Diversion Lecture
Media/ Interviews inquiries
5th Annual Community Crime Solutions Panel – February 16, 2019, Atlanta University
What keeps you motivated to write books and films?
You wear many hats: Filmmaker, Author, Chess Coach, Book Coach, Marketing Consultant, and Relationship Advisor. Is this correct
Any knew projects coming up in 2019? New books? New Films? The Courage To Believe Documentary. 7 Types of Queens, Kings Desire Movie romantic comedy short film on GoFundme. 7 Types of Kings, Queens Desire book. The Winner In The Mirror (inspirational), and Prince Peter & The Magical Book (for children) are my new books.
Can you explain the catalyst for the Annual Black On Black Crime Solutions Panel back in 2014? Your nonprofit organization changed the name of the event to Annual Community Crime Solutions Panel – why?