New York-native, Castell J.R. Barnes made his mark as an intellectual powerhouse using his personal and professional philosophy Prosper, The Elite Way. Barnes grew up during the 1990′s witnessing inner-city violence, cultural indifference, single parenting, economic struggle, and the lack of appreciation for education. Instead of falling victim to these circumstances and becoming a product of his environment, Barnes was inspired and defined by these conditions to become the promising speaker and inspiring author he is today.
Living by his life’s principles, Castell has entered into East New York, Brooklyn, L.I.C., Queens, Harlem, and the South Bronx with appearances in Youth Literacy Programs, CUNY, Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club and a large array of other smaller non-profits which have helped shape and mold Barnes’ movement to heighten social change. Barnes has currently launch his debut Motivational Speaking album, COMPOSITION.
Barnes went against the grain and became a positive outlet against the negativity that plagues the minds of many that have been or are currently on the path he has been on.