"It always seems impossible until it's done"...Nelson Mandella


"U-CAN" Celebrating A Decade In Service 2006-2016,  Embracing A Second Decade Of Service 2016-2026  "U-CAN"

Chamber of Commerce Website     Chamber 13 Board Members U-CAN! Man Team U-CAN! Man Project Leader U-CAN! Man Editor


U Can Man Award


A Model to be Modeled





1.     Batman,

  2.     Superman,

3.     Ironman,

  4.     Spiderman,

  5.     Aquaman ,

    6.     Stretch Man,

         7.   The U-Can! Man.

Six of seven are in the business of giving hope. The U-Can! Man is the only real human showing & telling the people “U-CAN!”     


Dr. Tyrone Bledsoe Founder of the Student African American Brotherhood Organization (SAAB)

Click On Dr Bledsoe Picture View March 2010 (On Page 9) "Big Shout Out!"

U Can Man
Dr. Bledsoe
Shout Out

2 April 2016

John “The U-Can! Man” Isom was sitting there 30 September 2009 as a  43 year  old African American Male upset and mad about being forced to go to college.  I needed  remedial English, Reading, and two classes of remedial Math (Algebra).  My history consisted of earning 1-A in High School (10-Grade PE) from 1978-1982.  Dr Bledsoe at the time of your address I had  three  young African American Males at home Joshua-11th grade,  Caleb 8th Grade Christian three years young, and  one daughter Joy Marie Isom  in 2nd grade. God added another African American Male Joel Isom 17 Jan 2011 wow!  Dr Bledsoe it was your address God used to open my eyes to facts about myself and my boys possible future  in the area of education and life. I was faced with reality about some African American Males and other Minorities educational past and current history. That night my mind was totally changed, altered, focused, and recharged, I decided; “NOT OUR BOYS”- “NOT ME-MYSELF & I”-  “NOT ON OUR WATCH”. On the way back to South Georgia State College Campus located at Valdosta State University, I said in the car "Mr Ward thanks for bringing me here tonight.” This is a major problem and If I am not careful our Children could miss out on a lot of what life has to offer and limit their choices in life. I have to graduate from college and ensure all ours be in position to attend college and graduate!" Dr Bledsoe from 2009-2016 God has done a great work in and through our family.  See http://johntheucanman.com/copy-of-the-u-can--man-ebc-team-.html  for results. I am now giving back and ask you to feel free to share with all your past and present SAAB members. I hope all of them on purpose help other African American Males starting with their own then someone else. Thank You and feel free to share for I am a result of Your Powerful "WHY SAAB SPEECH" Thanks and I am just one of the many returning to say THANK YOU! U-Can!”

John “The U-Can! Man” Isom ,  See 30 August 2014 Salute/Thank You http://www.johntheucanman.com/files/94325764.pdf

Family Quotes
The U-Can! Man
A Strategy "To Be or Not To Be" Everyday In Life
{1) Lived {5} Validated
{2} Modeled {6} Done
{3} Shared {7} Passed On
{4} Sharpen {8} Achieved

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Contact Information

Merriam Webster Dictionary Simple Definition of Strategy

1: A careful plan or method for achieving a particular goal usually over a long period of time.

2: The skill of making or carrying out
plans to achieve a goal.


The picture above was taken for my first book Return To Honor: A Soldier Story  April 2009. Our son Joel Isom was not born.  The ages/grades  below are for our family 30 November 2007 the day we retired from the Army.This website started July 2009 to record our family journey; in order to HELP People , Give People HOPE,  make People HAPPY,  sing HALLELUJAH with People  and  aim HIGH with the People.

Top Picture  Joel Isom     Unborn  (Birth 17 Jan 2011)                                  

You Can, You Can                                                            
Next Picture Front  Christian Isom  7 Months Young Fire Up And Ready To Go   

Next Picture 2nd Row  The U-Can! Man  25 1/2 Years Army


Next Picture 2nd Row  Karen Isom  The U-Can! Man Bride

God Is going to bless our family

Next Picture 3rd Row Left Joshua Isom  9th Grade

Go for what you want, don't wait

Next Picture 3rd Row Center Caleb Isom 6th Grade 

Do the basic your best, you will be better

Next Picture 3rd Row Left Joy Marie Isom Kindergarten

Always do your best by never believing something is not so

 1: Joshua Isom (22) Our 1st Born Arrow

Josh Isolm Quote

Middle School through Lowndes High School Class of 2011 Honor Grad, UGA Honor Grad, Graduate Student UNC


Josh Quote 2
May 2011 (HS) Honor Grad May 2015 University Of Georgia Bulldogs Honor Grad/ Classmate
Graduate Picture
Graduation Class

University Of North Carolina Tarheels Grad School Student Starting August 2015

Joshua Joshua Grad School  Joshua UNC Athlete Award Show
Joshua Tarheels   Carolina Tarheels     Joshua

2: Caleb Isom (20) Our 2nd Born Arrow

Caleb 3rd Grade Quote

                    Westside Elementary through Lowndes High School Class of 2014 Honor Grad

                                                     South Georgia State College Hawks

                              Freshman Year Spring 2015-Fall Semester 2015 (Earned 10-As, 4.0 Gpa)                                                                                  Currently Valdosta State University Blazers Sophomore

Caleb Isolm Quote

Click On Caleb Wins College Student Reconition 24 March 2016 Invited To 20 April 2016 Luncheon

20 April 2016 Caleb Isom At Valdosta State University Blazers Accounting Principles Honors Luncheon With Mr Curtis Cook. Networking-Wow!


Virginia Carson

Dr Virginia Carson, 
President of South Georgia State College

"John, what a great credit to you that your son is following your role model and your path! I am so very proud of your whole family!
And, of course, the SGSC EP team is the BEST! " 29 March 2016

2014 Honor Grad 2015-Present College 4.0 GPA
Caleb Isolm
Caleb, Valdosta State

Click On To View Bible It!Caleb Bible It! Example

Caleb Isom Tried IT, and He Liked IT!, He Is Still Trying IT!

"Mr. Isom, I wanted to thank you for the kind words you expressed in the meeting yesterday. As you recalled our meeting when Caleb was entering Lowndes High School, I was touched that I had some role to play, albeit small, in his success. I knew when I met Caleb, he was destined for great things because of the wonderful, supportive family around him. Please share with him how very proud I am of him and his accomplishments thus far. What a great Lowndes High School viking alumni! Thank you again, and may you have a wonderful weekend."

LeAnne McCall

LeAnne McCall
Principal, Lowndes High School 
25 March 2016


3: Joy Isom (14) Our 3rd Born Arrow

Joy Isom Quote

Westside Elementary through Lowndes Middle (8th Grade) A-B Honor Roll


From Lowndes County High School Vikings website 21 April 2016

Congratulations to the following cheerleaders for making the 2016-2017 Junior Varsity Cheerleading Squad:

Joy Marie Isom


Breaking Isom family news, Joy Marie Isom has made the Lowndes County Vikings 9th grade Sideline cheer leading team WOW! Joy once again validated her individual created quote “Do your best by never believing something is not so.”  Joy will be finishing her middle school years May 2016. She still has her A-B report card streak. Joy has never made a (C) on her report card Pre-k to Present (8th grade) please keep pulling and praying for her. Joy we are happy for you and rememeber next year for YOU at  Lowndes County High School, It will be like It Is now:

"Cheerleading First-Grade Always." 

Marjorie Vinson

"To God be the Glory!! I am so proud of Joy!! She has blossomed into a beautiful & talented young lady!! God is truly doing great things in her life & I'm truly proud of her!! When you get a chance please send me some of her pictures from Cheerleading!! I'm just so excited for Joy!! Please let her know that I am so proud of her & that I Love her!! Tell her to keep up the great work!!"

9 March 2016

Marjorie Tiffany Vinson, RN, B.S.N. 

FAMU Alumni 

Jeremiah 29:11

Click On Joy Isom Dancing To The "You Can" Song November 2009-
Ms Tiffany Vinson Choreograph This Dance, WOW!

Hip Hop

Joy Is A Member Of National Champion Cheerleader Team 

National Champion Cheerleader Team
Joy Isom

The Lowndes Middle School cheerleading program brought home its first national championship Saturday. The team competed in the 2016 Contest of Champions nationals competition held at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex in the Jostens Center in Orlando, Florida. Scoring a 91.950, they were named the Contest of Champions Jr. High/Middle School Division and Level National Champions. The members of the 2016 nationalchampionship team are Katie Barker, Victoria Beckstrom, Elise Fletcher, Ava Grace Flynn, Macie Hall, Mary Beth Hendley, Joy Isom, Carlie Kirkland, Bailey Mullis, Savannah Pannell, Payton Rowan, Natalie Rozier, Cassidy Selph, Ashley Strickland, Katelyn Wade, Haleigh Watson, Brianna Wester, and Brailey Weaver. They are coached by head coach Kayla Evans and assistant coach Courtney Wright.

Vadosta Daily Times/ 8 March 2016


4: Christian Isom (9) Our 4th Born Arrow

Westside Elementary Pre-k through 3rd grade excited about education, runs to the bus every morning

Christian Isom Quote

5: Joel Isom (5) Our 5th Born Arrow

Westside Pre-K on fire and excited about education, runs to the bus every morning

Joel Isom Quote

Written By Joel Isom
Written By Joel Isom (Pre-K) On 18 April 2016 For His Home Mom/Teacher Karen Yvette Isom 

6: Karen (Wilson) Isom My God Given Bride Of 25 Years

Young Karen Dating Wedding Day Karen and John

     Lowndes High School Vikings Class of 1988, demanded our children attend Lowndes County School
systems after we retired from the Army in 2007. 10 Years later I see why, the proof is in the pudding.

Karen Isom Quote

7: John “The U-Can! Man” Isom, The Happiest Man on Earth

UCan Man Quote

“SFC Isom You have a gift that nobody has ever had you tap into, I will do this and more, for you the sky is the limit. You want understand my method but the results will speak for themselves. You will make your assigned mission. Our Soldiers are counting on you/us to put people in the Army every month. You have the ability to be Valdosta Army Recruiting Company #1 Recruiter. I believe in YOU SFC John Wallace Isom Jr!"   Michael Hammond April 1990                                         

Click On Picture Below To See 20 Year Results

The Bridge Builder Recruiting Trophy Winner


 Michael S Hammond,   John Wallace Isom Jr  Army Leader 1990-1992, Friend /Mentor 1990-Present

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"John don’t make me! Always remember its okay to fail.  It's like going back to the worst house you've ever lived in. It's OK to visit just don't move in.  Too many people live in poverty because they refuse to do the work necessary to get out of it. It's easier to live in a pity group and blame everyone but the ONE person who has the God given ability to fix it.  John it is time to share your powerful story with America and the World.  I want you to start producing YouTube videos three to five minutes in length. Make sure you always keep diversity in mind because your message is for the people.  John you will do great things as long as you avoid the fear of failure. I end this challenge /charge to you how I started it, John don’t make me! Always remember its okay to fail. You can now tell and show the People U-Can! The U-Can! Man Empowerment Through Encouragement Shuttle (TUM-ETES) need You to lead John so LEAD!" 

Michael S Hammond 18 April 2016 Marching Orders-Answer To Prayer Click on View Gods 18 Apr 2016 Orders To Me

Shaking Hands

Mr. Dunn (Valdosta City Schools) extends his appreciation to volunteer 

CHOICES presenter John Isom (The U Can Man) on Friday, August 27


CHOICES was presented to 130 students at Pinevale Learning Center on Aug. 26 and 27. Mr. Ronnie Dunn, Principal (Valdosta City Schools) commented at the conclusion of the two day workshop, "The CHOICES program allows students to hear from local leaders about their community. The requirements, expectations and different areas of interest give the students something to think about. I would highly recommend this program to all middle and high schools." Volunteers from our local businesses spent two hours of their time impacting the lives of students at Pinevale Learning Center. Those business volunteers included: Anne Shenton (Nexxtep Technology Services, Inc.), Charmane Thomas (Paxon Group), John Isom (The U Can Man), Mary Courson (Express Employment Professionals), Monica Boyd (SMITH Northview Hospital), Nikki Forman (City of Valdosta, Public Information Office) and Toscha Brown (Express Employment Professionals).  To schedule CHOICES at your school or become a trained CHOICES CHAMPION presenter, please contact  The Valdosta Lowndes County 5-Star Chamber Of Commerce at 229-247-8100.


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"Do What They Can't"

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