award-winning educator, mental health advocate, social entrepreneur, inspirational speaker, author/writer, program executive, and radio host
Mr. Young with aspiring journalists (after speaking) at the George Mason University's Washington Journalism and Media Conference (WJMC).
Mr. Young at the Shelby County Schools' Youth Conference (Memphis, TN).
You start with a blank slate, the way you fill it is up to you... choose wisely.
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.
Learn as much as possible about a range of topics throughout your lifetime - as learning shouldn't be tied to specific moments in time.
Make yourself available to support others on their journey - because community development supports everyone's efforts.
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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
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 volunteer of the month (June 2018).
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.
Mr. Young discusses social entrepreneurship, along with the factors that drove his efforts to give-back to opportunity "at-risk" communities.
Mr. Young shared his inspirational story about his survival after a near-suicide on the "Oh My Goff Show" This is the Fox 5 WTTG segment.
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 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.