degree from Southeast Community College, Lincoln Nebraska
Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Services from
Metro State University, St. Paul, Minnesota. Poindexter maintained a
straight A average while obtaining his degree.
Completed work on his M.A. from Goddard
Graduate Program in Montpelier, Vermont.
Held positions of leadership in the Art Club, 111 Jaycees
(president), and Harambee African Cultural Organization while at the
Nebraska State Penitentiary.
Received the Antoniak Award for the Insight
Program, Inc. for outstanding academic achievement.
Assisted in creating the production, ,
a musical drama.
Published two booklets, The Youth Survival Guides,
motivational booklets for at-risk and troubled youths.
Received permission from the Minnesota Correctional
System to form a small business to publish and sell The Youth Survival
Recorded Jammer from the Slammer, a rap tape
promoting constructive problem-solving and self-motivation guides to
complement The Youth Survival Guides.
Participated in Minnesota's "Turn Off the Violence"
Campaign by helping to organize the campaign and also performing rap
Requested to be the operator of the Juvenile Detention
Bed Hotline Information Message Program. The studio produced works to
support the "Turn Off the Violence" Campaign.
Taught and wrote a workbook for a class
at the Minnesota Correctional System on building self-esteem. This class was part of the "Stop the Revolving Door Program", a pre-release
program for inmates with less than a year remaining inside the institution.
Taught a men's health class, including AIDS education.
Co-facilitated the teaching of four more classes: The
History of Intolerance in America, Eyes on the Prize; The History of the
Civil Rights Movement in America; Black History Month Subjects; and
Developed a program for prisoners to discuss problems of
men who batter women to promote an understanding of negative behavior
patterns and encourage attitudinal and behavior changes.
Videotaped and edited several motivational tapes.
Presented a proposal that was approved by the
administration of the Minnesota Correctional System to open an audio
recording studio in the Recreation Department. Edited a videomentary on
the audio recording studio.