Kentrell Martin was born on March 2, 1982 in Gainesville, Fl to Kennith and Judy Martin. He is the youngest of three children. His childhood dream at the time was to earn an athletic scholarship to attend college. This dream came true in 2000 when he was given the opportunity to play basketball at Santa Fe College. One year into his collegiate career, Kentrell took his education and athletic career to the next level at the University of New Orleans, where he followed his coach, Monte Towe.
In May of 2004, Kentrell earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of New Orleans. A few years later, he decided to enroll into the American Sign Language Interpreter program to further his education. Kentrell always had a passion to help hearing impaired individuals as his brother is deaf and he had interacted with the deaf community on various occasions. However, becoming an interpreter was not enough to fulfill Kentrell's desire to reach out to those in the deaf community and promote awareness to those who are hearing.
In 2008, Kentrell authored a children's book that teaches the American Sign Language, the alphabet, colors, and other basic concepts. Currently, he is working on a series of ASL children's books and accompanying cartoons. Because ASL is a growing language, he plans to have his books incorporated into various school systems as many are accepting it as a foreign language. One day, Kentrell hopes to see children all over North America communicate using American Sign Language and for people to bridge the gap between hearing and deaf. A lot of people want to know sign language but haven't had much exposure to it. Kentrell wants parents and children to read and enjoy his books while learning.
One of Kentrell's largest aspirations is to establish a college scholarship fund for the children of deaf parents.
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