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Sixto Cancel is a current VCU student who grew up in the foster care system. He is the founder of “Think of Us: The Center for Emerging Adults”, which works to create positive life outcomes for vulnerable youth. He has been named a Millennial Maker by BET and recognized as one of the Top 24 Changemakers under 24 in the country by the Campaign for a Presidential Youth Council and Sparkaction. In high school, Cancel, founded and secured funding for Stellar Works, a SAT and remedial education program for students in foster care. As a Young Fellow at Jim Casey Youth Opportunity, Cancel has had a national voice advocating for youth aging out of foster care.
Cancel has participated in over 20 conferences around issues facing youth including the Harvard Law, the Clinton Global Initiative, and the Center for Enterprise Development. Cancel has been quoted on NPR’s “Tell Me More,” Fox News, and in The Huffington Post. As a policy council member, he provides recommendations to the Acting Assistant Secretary for the Administration for Children and Families under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He also currently serves on the Board of Directors for the National Foster Care Coalition and on advisory boards for noteworthy organizations including the Center for the Study of Social Policy and the American Institute of Research.
Young men face certain unique challenges in modern times. Celebrated youth advocate Al Duncan joins Shana for an in-depth conversation about saving our young men. Duncan will expose the factors that plague young men and reveal the secret to overcoming the risks. This exclusive interview is for every parent, grandparent, and educator. Join us on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 7:30 pm EST for one life-changing interview on Let's Talk America with Host Shana Thornton! Real talk for real people!
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Join co-hosts Eric Komoroff (www.communityofunity.org) and Dr. Jason Stein (iRyze.com) as they discuss teaching our youth about gift-giving. What does gift-giving mean, how to best give and receive graciously, and how these discussions can be part of learning a bigger lesson will be part of the very on-topic seasonal conversation.
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