The biggest tragedy is seeing a young person live way below their potential and give up even before they've started. “Look Up and Beyond" was created to change and save lives with practical, engaging and reflective strategies that students can use to become resilient, emotionally healthy and purpose driven with a unique vision. Every parent, counselor and mentor will want their students to know these trauma informed strategies. This book will allow the reader to break free from their challenging past, press forward and create the bright future they rightfully deserve!


This fascinating book is based on a true story of tragedy turned into triumph. A memoir that shares how a young girl finds her way through the valley of despair back to wholeness and freedom. After reading this book the reader will walk away feeling inspired and hopeful while being equipped to overcome any adversity they may face in their own life.

Book Reviews

A heart-felt, wise, honest, and tender book. Enormously helpful to those who may be facing hopelessness at the moment.

Imani Coles
Co-Founder of Dream Art

While everyone has to play the hand they are dealt, Jessica's life story shows that it's possible to leverage unfortunate experiences to a place of triumph.

Terry Winston
President of New York Leadership Foundation

What an amazing book! I found myself crying and feeling so connected to her story. She has truly shared her heart and her life. I would recommend this to teens as well as adults.

Dr. Cynthia Cordero

Equipped To Thrive…

No Matter The Adversity

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