award-winning educator, mental health advocate, social entrepreneur, inspirational speaker, author/writer, program executive, and radio host
Mr. Young with Arlington County Sheriff Beth Arthur and his nonprofit organization's (Saving Our Communities at Risk Through Educational Services - SOCARTES) hero --- Program Manager Kristen Cane. Also, Mr. Young was selected as the Arlington County Detention Facility's inaugural volunteer of the month in June 2018.
Learn as much as possible about a range of topics throughout your lifetime - as learning shouldn't be tied to specific moments in time.
Mr. Young at the Shelby County Schools 2017 Youth Conference (Memphis, TN).
Mr. Young receives the "2018 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major Innovative Service Award" from the U.S. Department of Education's Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, in collaboration with the White House Initiative for Educational Excellence for African-Americans.
Mr. Young discusses social entrepreneurship, along with the factors that drove his efforts to give-back to opportunity "at-risk" communities.
Utilize and contribute to your support system to maximize everyone's potential for success - even if your support system isn't defined by your traditional family lines.
Make yourself available to support others on their journey - because community development supports everyone's efforts.
Mr. Young with aspiring journalists at the George Mason University's 2017 Washington Journalism and Media Conference (WJMC).
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Mr. Young speaking at the Project Management Institute (PMI) - Washington, DC Chapter's "2018 Project Management Symposium."
Link to Mr. Young's presentation.
Mr. Young receives the "2018 Distinguished County Service Award" from Volunteer Arlington (a program of the Leadership Center for Excellence). This award is given to an individual or group (through volunteerism) who has shown outstanding commitment and care to Arlington, VA citizens.
You start with a blank slate, the way you fill it is up to you... choose wisely.
Don't devalue any positive struggles toward an endpoint, because completion and success feel the same no matter the way you started.
Challenging moments help to define each of us; the choices made during these times often reflect an individual's true nature.
S. L. Young