Models To Be Modeled Today
How To Go From Hope, To Hurt, To Hunger, To Honoring, To Helping, To Happy, To Hope!


                                        How John "The U-Can! Man" Isom  became A Model To Be Modeled?


Goal: Contributing To Our Greater Purpose.

John "The U-Can Man" Isom Gun Violence & Young
African American Males Deaths Legacy Journey.



*Sidney Bivens Jr. November, 2009 Valdosta, GA.

*Trayvon Martin February, 2012 Sandford, FL.

*Kendrick Johnson January, 2013 Valdosta, GA. "My Sons Classmate"

*Mike Brown August, 2014 Ferguson, MO.

U-CAN Live Through Their Legacy

"Hopefully No More In The United States of America"

Sharpening Your 7-P's Daily

1. Plans
    2. Passion
          3. Perspective
     4. Potential
    5. Position
       6. Procedure
           7. Predicament

    Doing This By:

    1.   Answering, what we can do to help ourselves and our community?

    2.   Answering, how Is what we are doing contributing positively?

    3.   Answering, why should we contribute to a greater purpose?

    4.   Answering with a we deserve better attitude.

    5.   Answering with a mindset of working while believing an achieving.

    6.   Answering from a (We) Perspective verses (I) Perspective.

    7.   Answering  questions, concerns, objections, and problems.


    If I can, U-Can!


    "No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself."  Dennis Waitley


    November 2009 Sidney Bivins Jr Legacy Bacame My Life Purpose 

    Tribute Page for My Fallen College Classmate (Sidney Bivins Jr)

    (August 2009-November 2009)

    Keeping Sidney Bivins Jr LEGACY, Going-Growing-Glowing

    Click on Seven Pictures Below,Then Share With Others  


    2)The U-Can! Man



    4)Elder John Wallace Isom, Jr.

    5)Sidney Bivins Jr



    The U-Can! Man

    25 August 2009

    Valdosta Daily Times

    College News  Article

     Promise Made 

      28 Nov 2009
    "Sidney I will finish what you have started, I will graduate from college"

    Sidney Bivins Jr

    August 2009-Nov 2009

    Valdosta Daily Times

    Home Going News Article 

    Promise Kept

    Dec 7th 2013

         Graduated  From           Valdosta State University


    “Nothing speaks like results. If you want to build the kind of credibility that connects with people,

    then deliver results before you deliver a message. Get out and do what you advise others to do.

      Communicate from experience.” 

    John C. Maxwell


    Click On John "The U-Can! Man" Isom 1-Pastor & 3 Presidents Pictures, They Spoke To My Future Before-During-After College





    "America Be Not Afraid! To Face Your Fear,

    Your Faith, And Your Future"

    Message Of Hope Shared

     25 July 2009

    One Hour Of Hope Event

    By Bishop Wade S. McCrae

    Pastor Union Cathedral Valdosta Georgia


    "John always remember U-Can! is good for Starters; however U-Did! is better for endings. John your next step before starting College will be to conduct your "One Hour Of Hope" presentation. The Chamber is here to help you with making this event very successful. You can do it John" June 2009

    Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce President Myrna Ballard


    "Dear John: Thank you for taking the time to write. I have heard many personal accounts from individuals and families across our country, and I appreciate your sharing your story with me."

     United States President Barack Obama            

    23 April 2012

      "John you are living through your fallen classmate Sidney Bivins Jr.’s legacy. You’re doing and finishing what he can’t do, graduating college. Now finish strong fall semester 2013 and add to your classmate’s legacy. When you graduate in December 2013, never forget, you are living through It.

    Dr. William McKinney, President of Valdosta State University, July 2013


    John "The U-Can! Man" Isom in Doing what Sidney Bivins Jr Cannot Do

    Click On Picture Read 2007 Valdosta Daily Times News Article

      “Valdosta High defensive back Sidney Bivins picks off a

     pass intended for Lincoln wide receiver Steven Thorpe

    Friday night.” Valdosta Daily Times 22 September 2007

    1. Sidney Bivins Jr. Cannot:
    2. Trayvon Martin Cannot:
    3. Kendrick Johnson Cannot:
    4. Mike Brown Cannon:

    John The U-Can! Man, Can Say:

    (U-Can Do It!)

    1) Graduate from college

    2) Be a Good Parent

    3) Be a Good Husband

    4) Attend Graduate School

    5) Get a Good Job

    6) Excell on that Job

    7) Be a Good Value Adding Citizen

    8) Vote

    9) Drive without texting  

    10) Do The Golden Rule (Mat 7:12)

    11) Ask “Why?”

    12) Ask “Why not?”

    13) Ask “How might we…?”

    14) Mentor/Coach others

    15) Make and Keep Promises

    16) Write books

    17) Create ideas

    18) Offer solutions

    19) Produce Strategies

    20) Do his VSU Football Dream

    21) Join Chamber Of Commerce

    22) Attend Children Birthdays

    23) Share wisdom learned

    24) Enjoy Friends and Family 

    25) Give back to his community

    26) Own his one business

    27) Read his Children letters

    28) Do Class presentations

    29) Make his parents smile

    30) Be College Grad From Oral Lee West

    31) Do many more life value adding things

    1) I-Did!

    2) I-Can!

    3) I-Can!

    4) I-Can!

    5) I-Can!

    6) I-Can!

    7) I_Can!

    8) I-Did!

    9) I-Can!

    10) I-Can!

    11) I-Did!

    12) I-Did!

    13) I-Did!

    14) I-Can!

    15) I-Did!

    16) I-Did!

    17) I-Did!

    18) I-Did!

    19) I-Did!

    20) U-Can!

    21) I-Did!

    22) I-Can!

    23) I-Can!

    24) I-Can!

    25) I-Can!

    26) I-Did!

    27) I-Can!

    28) I-Can!

    29) I-Can!

    30) U-Can!

    31) I-Can!

    John "The U-Can! Man" Isom  

    Question Of The Day,

    Is Your Action (Present-Future) Based On (VALUES) Every Day? 

    Value Adding Living Useful Excitement Strategy (VALUES)

    Click OnU-Can!





    A Model To Be Modeled

    Valdosta State University Blazer: A walk Sidney Bivins Jr can not walk as a Blazer.

    Sidney was scheduled to transfer from South Georgia State College to Valdosta State University Spring 2010

    Sidney Bivins Jr planned to try out for the Valdosta State University Blazers football team.

     The highlighted (VALUES) synonyms used by  John “The U-Can! Man” Isom

     helping accomplish my promise to Sidney Bivins Jr, Yours may be different.                

    Value:          Worth- Price- Significance- Importance- Cost- Assessment- Charge

    Adding:         Adding together- Adding up- Totaling- Calculation- Accumulation

    Living:           Source of revenue- Living wage- Income – Livelihood- Existing

    Useful:         Of use - Handy- Positive- Constructive- Functional- Practical- Helpful

    Excitement:   Enthusiasm -Anticipation-Pleasure-Stimulation-Exhilaration   

    Strategy:       Plan-Policy-Approach- Tactic-stratagem -line of attack

    The key for me was and is doing for Sidney what he can no longer do for

     himself and others in his life. If I Can, U-Can!


    The U-Can! Man Is living through Sidney Bivins Jr.’s legacy. 

    November 2009-Present

    I Had And Have Help, See Below, Together We Can Face It... 


     One Hour Of Hope Event 25 July 2009, One Month Before Starting At Valdosta State University August  2009


    John "The U-Can! Man" Isom Used This One Hour Of Hope To Access-Progress and have Success @ 


                                           Valdosta State University (VSU) Blazers, Located In Valdosta Georgia


                                             Click On Pictures Below: 1984-2009 before college Journey

                 1984               1988               1989                 1990                        2007                                 2009


                                    Click On Pictures Below To View during and after college Journey

                   2011               2012                                 2013                                                2013                                  2013         2014                      


     One Hour of Hope ( 10 Video) Presentation John "The U-Can! Man" Isom Viewed Over An Over While Earning

     My BA Degree In Sociology  With A Minor In African American Studies (2009 2013) At Valdosta State University


    Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

    Valdosta-Lowndes County 5 Star Chamber Of Commerce

    Thank You President Myrna H. Ballard



    Elder Diane Williams Scripture

    Acts 27:20-26 (All Hope Was Lost)




    Greater Dove Dancers to The U-CAN! Song

    Just Remember Who "I AM"



    Brother Reginald Isom To America

     Lights, Camera ACTION.












    The U-Can Man Give Hope College Video July 2009

    Encourage Yourself.










    Lorriane Thomas To America  "I Can DO All Things Through Christ"










    The Rev. Jerry Brown / CEO                     

    Trust God.








     Anthony Daughter Antavia Williams


    Anthony WilliamsSinging"Hero"

    "There is a Hero inside of You"

     Dedicated To The U-Can! Man Bride of 22 Years Karen Y. Isom













    Bishop Wade S. McCraeTo America

    America Be Not Afraid! To Face Your Fear, Your Faith, And your Future.



    Sister Porscha BerrianU-CAN! PoemTo America

    America U-CAN!