The Pen is Mightier


    The world will be taught by our writers.

    The world will be changed by our critical thinkers.

    The world will be preserved by our neighbors with great Character.


    Pens Of Power aims to have a hand in it all.

    Founded by Brooklyn native, and Morgan State University graduate, Lennie Bennett. For the past 15 years, under the pen name Kel Spencer, his writing has garnered Grammy and Soul Train Music Award nominations, an American Music Award, Platinum Plaques, Superstar Artists, Magazines, TV Networks, his first book, a Feature Film, Social Media and more.


    Through P.O.P. Kel has funneled his experiences, and knowledge into a way of assisting scholars (grades 4-12, and collegiate workshops) and their teachers, with Critical Thinking, Character Development, College & Career Readiness, and Professional Development. Recently adding author and curriculum designer Erica Buddington to the team, Creatively Learning About Scholastics Self & Society (C.L.A.S.S.) is indeed the mission.


    Additionally, Black Star Grove (launched at B.E.T.'s headquarters) is where scholars earn opportunities to meet B.E.T. executives, celebrities, and athletes while touring B.E.T.’s studios. P.O.P. is where deserving scholars are exclusively selected.


    Over the past 7 years, P.O.P. has served thousands of children in over a dozen cities. From schools, to after school programs, to private clubs and organizations, to foster homes & orphanages, P.O.P. adheres to basic principles of Common Core and SaferSanerSchools™ / Restorative Practices, while giving scholars what they need, packaged in what they love… It’s That Simple!


    ***In addition to writing workshops, Pens of Power can also partner with you for career day, Keynote speaking& presentations, career development, business of music workshops, and school wide/community events and engagements.


    Currently operating as an NYC DOE Vendor/Sole Proprietor.

    Launching our 501c3 appendage by spring 2018.

  • Workshops & Pricing

    Before scheduling your meeting, here are the quick basics!

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    A quick look at what we do!

    We look forward to serving you!

  • Pens Of Power Media Coverage

    Take a look and enjoy!

    News Articles

    Click here and here to read about us on WBAL TV


    Click here to read our write up on The Goody Bag


    Click here to read our write up on the blog "Sealed With a Kiss"


    Click here to read about Kel on the website "League of Extraordinary Black Men"


    Click here to read more about Kel on the Beautiful Brown Girls website

  • Stay Fresh

    Changing the narrative on what's really cool

    Battle Scars

    Displaying thoughts on police brutality and the inner city, other than what the media shows

    Pretty City Run

    Pride in their school's mantra of Citizenship, Pride, and Respect

  • Schedule/Studios [TBA]

  • Connect With Us

    Don't be afraid to reach out. You + us = awesome.


    If you are interested in more information or having PENS OF POWER at your institution, please contact: info@pensofpower.org

    OR call us directly at 347-480-8060