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  • 00:30

    #128 Live From National Youth at Risk, Savannah, GA

    in Education

    WatchDOGS Radio Host Keith Schumacher will be broadcasting live from the 26th Annual National Youth at Risk Conference in Savannah, GA.


    Our Local Hero of the Hallways this week is Megan Preusser, Teacher and Watch Dog School Rep, Pleasantview Elementary, Sauk Rapids, MN.


    Please join in and give us a call at 215-383-3728.

  • 00:30

    Youth and Peer Pressure

    in Family

    Join Eric Komoroff (www.communityofunity.org) and Dr. Jason Stein (iRyze.com) in a discussion about today's youth and helping them deal with peer pressure. From what they want to wear, which technology they ask permission to use, or what activities they want to be part of, our children's behavior is many times a reflection of the influences and pressures that come from their peer group. How to balance these with parental controls, which battles to choice, and when to draw the line are some of what will be discussed in this episode. 

  • 00:31

    Youth and Forming Good Habits

    in Parents

    Join Eric Komoroff (www.communityofunity.org) and Dr. Jason Stein (iRyze.com) in a discussion about today's youth and helping them form good habits. Habits can help or hinder success in school and in life. Forming positive habits will more likely result in getting more sleep, maintaining better health and weight, managing the obsessions with their devices, or finishing homework and studying for tests more successfully. 

  • 02:03

    AT RISK YOUTH - The all Male Panel

    in Lifestyle

    The next generation doesn’t have an easy time of it.  The number of At Risk Youth is on the rise, Every year more than 700,000 children are abused or neglected, and each day 1,200 children are removed from their families to enter foster care. (American Institutes for Research). In 2000, more than 4 million youth between ages 16-24 were neither working nor in school and 25% are estimated to be parents. Each year, more than 20,000 teens leave the foster-care system with little transitional support. In 1997, 350,000 young men between the ages of 18-24 were inmates in federal and state prisons and local jails. The population of 16-24 year olds is expected to grow at an above-average rate over the next decade and most of the increase will be among blacks, Latinos, and young immigrants.


    The fight to give these children a chance, some stability is also a major topic and more people are getting jobs, creating organizations, doing what they can to help the leaders of tomorrow.  Tonight we have a special all male panel who will be talking about their experiences with at risk youth.

  • 00:31

    Youth and Raising an Atypical Child

    in Family

    Join co-hosts Eric Komoroff (www.communityofunity.org) and Dr. Jason Stein (iRyze.com) as they discuss the important issue of raising the atypical child. The hosts will be joined by Rita Eichenstein, PhD, who was penned a guide for parents who are struggling with their ‘atypical’ child; be it ADHD, Autism, a learning disability or any other diagnosis.  Dr. Eichenstein, a clinical psychologist, notes that the tendency to just focus on the child’s well being is only half the journey; because much of the child’s ultimate mental well being rests largely on the well-being of the parents and she provides tools and understanding to help parents work through the often discouraging process of raising a child with any type of difference.  If you are a parent who wants help in coping with the challenges of raising an atypical child, or a professional who wants to get a better idea of how better to understand the parents of the children they work with, listen to these childcare experts talk about the issues.

  • 00:31

    Youth and Terrorism

    in Parents

    Join co-hosts Dr. Jason Stein (iRyze.com) and Eric Komoroff (www.communityofunity.org) as they discuss the very topical issue of terrorism, and the effect it has on our young., As the world seems to get increasingly more violent and insecure, how to best explain why intolerance and terror is part of our modern world will be discussed. 

  • 00:31

    One on One with A L Cooper: Showcase Group, a nonprofit dedicated at-risk youth

    in Current Events

    Showcase Group, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of at-risk youth, announces the first annual Showcase Awards fundraising event Sunday, November 2, 2014 at the Georgia State University Ballroom, 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Open to the public for $25 per ticket, the event will recognize ten recipients across five categories: Prevention, Community Engagement, Inspiration, Facing Our Future and Self-Actualization. The event will seek to raise donations to fund a future group home slated to open next year.


    "We are pleased to take a moment to honor these men and women who have demonstrated their support for at-risk youth in key areas that align with the mission of Showcase Group," said John Kennebrew, Showcase Group Executive Director and Mental Health Lead at the Center for Children and Young Adults. "Their efforts and examples have improved the lives of many youths struggling through disadvantageous family situations, abuse and often incarceration," said Kennebrew.


    Honorees in the five categories include Dar'shun Kendrick, Georgia State Representative, Vince Thompson, CEO, MELT Marketing, Louis Negron of the United Way of Greater Atlanta, motivational speaker Les Brown and 6 other local and national leaders who have contributed to elevating the futures of at-risk youth. One outstanding high school senior from Tri-Cities High School and one from Tucker High School will also be honored.


    The Showcase Awards will feature a reception, awards ceremony and musical and dramatic performances. For information, list of honorees, and tickets, visit https://showcaseawards.eventbrite.com. Complimentary media passes available.

  • 00:31

    Youth and Rites of Passage

    in Parents

    Join co-hosts Eric Komoroff (www.communityofunity.org) and Dr. Jason Stein (iRyze.com) as they discuss an important part of any child's life, the rite if passage. Whether it's a big birthday, or a cultural marker like grade school graduation or prom, the significance we place on these events can create anticipation, expectation, and stress.  Why do we build these into our kids' lives and how to keep their importance in balance are amoung the topic discussed.

  • 00:31

    Youth and Lessons in Moderation

    in Parents

    Join co-hosts Eric Komoroff (www.communityofunity.org) and Dr. Jason Stein (iRyze.com) as they discuss teaching our youth about moderation.; What does it mean? Why is it important? How to best model the behavior which is very important to the maturation of today's young.

  • 00:33

    One on One with A L Cooper: Showcase Group, a nonprofit dedicated at-risk youth

    in Current Events

    Showcase Group, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of at-risk youth, announces the first annual Showcase Awards fundraising event Sunday, November 2, 2014 at the Georgia State University Ballroom, 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Open to the public for $25 per ticket, the event will recognize ten recipients across five categories: Prevention, Community Engagement, Inspiration, Facing Our Future and Self-Actualization. The event will seek to raise donations to fund a future group home slated to open next year.


    "We are pleased to take a moment to honor these men and women who have demonstrated their support for at-risk youth in key areas that align with the mission of Showcase Group," said John Kennebrew, Showcase Group Executive Director and Mental Health Lead at the Center for Children and Young Adults. "Their efforts and examples have improved the lives of many youths struggling through disadvantageous family situations, abuse and often incarceration," said Kennebrew.


    Honorees in the five categories include Dar'shun Kendrick, Georgia State Representative, Vince Thompson, CEO, MELT Marketing, Louis Negron of the United Way of Greater Atlanta, motivational speaker Les Brown and 6 other local and national leaders who have contributed to elevating the futures of at-risk youth. One outstanding high school senior from Tri-Cities High School and one from Tucker High School will also be honored.


    The Showcase Awards will feature a reception, awards ceremony and musical and dramatic performances. For information, list of honorees, and tickets, visit https://showcaseawards.eventbrite.com. Complimentary media passes available.

  • 00:30

    Successful Mindset; How Much Risk Is Too Much Risk?

    in Lifestyle

    There is no doubt that being successful takes some risk.  If you are one of the people that acheived success then taking risks is required for you to keep it.  Not all risk is the same and not all risk is bad.  Today Filip Pesek and I will discuss how to calculate risk and how to distinguish between self doubt and legitimate concerns.


    www.kellyleadershipgroup.com


    www.about.me/filippesek


    https://twitter.com/FilipPesek


    www.filippesek.com