According to the Department of Education’s data (2010), more than 1 in 5 U.S. students don't graduate high school --- and Mr. Young was almost one of them.  This experiential knowledge drives him to:


* Give-back to various individuals and communities (including those  who are considered to be opportunity  "at-risk" students),


* Share his unlikely journey to overcome his educational challenges, and


* Inspire others to achieve their potential.


Mr. Young's past educational challenges drive him to do more to educate, uplift, and inspire others.  His mantra is “It’s not about me, it’s about the collective ‘we,’ and I’m trying to find the next me.” --- as others (like him) were also told that they weren't worthy of someone’s time and attention.


​Regardless of age, background, environment, or setbacks, Mr. Young provides valuable insights and guidance based on his hard-learned life lessons to encourage others to have a positive mentality, growth mindset, strategic focus, and the development of a "can do" attitude.

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Giving-Back; Inspiring and Uplifting Individuals to Actively Pursue Their Dreams; Teaching Life, Business, and Soft Skills


​"It's not about me, it's about the collective 'we,' and I'm trying to find the next me." --- S. L. Young

award-winning educator, mental health advocate, social entrepreneur, inspirational speaker, author/writer, program executive, and radio host

Highlights of Mr. Young's inspirational work, along with select media coverage: