With more than 11 years in the industry, Ajamou Butler has grown to become an international expert in academic as well as behavioral development of children of color and children who come from underprivileged communities. Butler has used his experience as a 10+ year Statewide Non-Profit leader, a world traveler and an author to develop his own unique teaching and facilitation styles where audiences are sure to learn through laughter. Through using spoken word, trauma informed care practices and community cultivation, Butler leaves his audiences informed and inspired!


Let's focus on Impact AND inspiration. All too often in the field of education, we focus on one or the other, not both!


  • I’ve been a Youth Correctional Officer at the Vel R. Phillips Juvenile Justice Center for almost 2 years. When I first encountered Mr. Butler here at the center he was positive, confident and respectful coming into a setting like this. His ideas with poetry and his ability to sway a crowd was new to the youth here and they’ve been loving every bit of it. He continues to work week after week with these youth on the power of words and word play to give them a new perspective and outlook on life. I commend Mr Butler for coming to the center to do his part in changing these youth’s lives, 1 by 1.

    Mr Polk
    Youth Correctional Officer
  • Ajamou Butler is a gem! I have been in several professional development training sessions with Ajamou Butler and in each session you feel his vibrant energy in the room and you know you’re in for a phenomenal experience. Mr. Butler trains with humor, fun and clarity, he challenges the audience’s thought patterns and gives refreshing perspectives. He inspires and gives a series of tools that all varied backgrounds can utilize with the children and families we serve. Mr. Butler includes actionable takeaways that add value to strategic planning, perspective and outcomes. His creative approaches, knowledge and personal skills insure measured success. Mr. Butler is a leading example of living the process, experiencing it and letting it live in an authentic flow. His energy and enthusiasm for sharing his knowledge and skills during sessions is absolutely awe-inspiring. He makes it fun and enjoyable to learn and he is very motivating and encouraging! If motivation, flexibility, and a personal approach is what you’re looking for, King Ajamou is the trainer for your agency!

    Darla Rene
    ND-MKE, Family Services Coach
  • You spoke to me and the rest of my City Year team earlier today and I’d just like to once again thank you for your truly inspiring words. I thought that the most impactful thing that you said to us was during the break, when you chose our inspirational word to be “heartbeat”. I’ll be working in Hopkins Lloyd Community School, placed in the middle of 53206. I’ll be sure to take your messages to heart when working with these students, and remember to pass along the important values that you have learned through your time living in the Milwaukee area.

    Abe Fleischman
    City Year Milwaukee 2016
  • I met Ajamou at a state-wide leadership conference several years ago (2018). In a panel discussion of notable leaders, Mr. Butler stood shoulders above the rest. Not because he was the most credentialed or had more than the others to say, but because he used his platform to talk about the programs and people to whom he had been assigned instead of centering himself. That’s what exceptional leaders do. Exceptional leaders do not measure their success by
    trophies or accolades. They measure their success by the number of leaders for whom they can serve, support, and mentor in real-time. That’s the kind of servant leader Mr. Butler has proven himself to be in my life and the lives of countless others.

    Tracey Robertson
    Fit Oshkosh
  • In the time I’ve known you, you’ve shown me a lot. Not only did you help me to realize my true potential, but also tap into that potential and grow as a man. You’ve shown me that I am not limited to the hood.
    Seeing you work and constantly grow, knowing you grew up in the hood as well, shows me that my circumstances and surroundings do not define me as a man nor as a person. My circumstances and surroundings do not determine my future and they do not pick the path I choose to walk. I am now more determined than ever to make it out the hood, only to return and help #HealTheHood.

    Vieontre Petty
    Mentee From 2016 to Current



  • Community Reviver Award 2015
  • RARE Enterprise -Recognized And Respected Everywhere Award – 2016′
  • We Got This 500 Black Tuxedo Event – Men Of Distinction Award – 2016
  • Madison365 Black Power Award – Top 35 Influential African Americans in WI – 2017
  • Nation of Islam/Muhammad Mosque #3 Saviors Day Award – 2017
  • Black Men Achievement Award – Trailblazer Category – 2017
  • Milwaukee Collegiate Academy – No Struggle. No Progress Award – 2018-19 school year
  • Madison365/Wisconsin Leadership Community Choice Award – Social Justice Leader of The Year – 2019
  • First Student Black Excellence Award: Community Activist Category – 2022
  • Community Agricultural Growing Experience Service Award 2023
  • Running Rebels Community Org – Unity Black Excellence Award – Community Honoree – 2023
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