Evan J. Roberts is an author, educator, and youth mentor. His mission is to create books, workshops, and programs that empower children, teens, and young adults.

            Over the past decade, Mr. Roberts has combined his teaching, coaching, and mentoring expertise to help youth, particularly African American teens, succeed despite the negative circumstances and deficit thinking so prevalent in society. "Empowering Youth Now and For the Rest of Their Lives" is the mission statement that guides Mr. Roberts' efforts to work with young people throughout Chicago and beyond. 

          Evan earned his Bachelor's Degree from Chicago State University and his Master's Degree from National Louis University. He resides in the greater Chicago-land area with his beautiful wife Leslie and their son Gavin.  View Mr. Roberts's work at www.ejrbooks.com .