Kimbralon Barnes



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Kimbralon Barnes, a native of Austin, Texas, has dedicated her life to inspiring and motivating the world through counseling, motivational speaking and writing. Her ultimate purpose is to help individuals maximize their inner potential and fulfill their dreams. She is a wife, mother and grandmother of six, whose passion is to glorify God in all aspects of her life.

For the past 15 years, Barnes has faithfully served children as a Sunday school teacher, children’s ministry director and volunteer with several community programs. Her love for children inspired her to create Youth2Lead, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering children to become successful leaders from childhood throughout adulthood. As a certified motivational speaker and counselor, Barnes has provided counseling, words of encouragement and hope to women battling addictions, domestic violence and homelessness while giving them a desire to rebuild their lives. Her experience and love for children ignited her passion to pen her first children’s book, "F.L.I.P.P. (Faithfully Learning In Public and Private) Your Life," to help children and the “young-at-heart” build their relationship with God.

Barnes has surrendered all to fulfill God’s calling and commission on her life to be a beacon of light and hope for others to reach their potential and “pay it forward” as a blessing in the current and future generations to come.

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Book:
F.L.I.P.P. Your Life
Children / Teens
Halo Publishing
May 2015
ISBN 9781612443584
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Arizona Party Rental Companies
Arizona Wholesale Supply
Early Childhood Learning is Essential
Marshall Foundation
Tucson Electric Power Co.

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