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This podcast will be discussing whether or not materialistic teens or more or less motivated to learn at school and how teachers can change this.
When teens speak, do people listen?
Natalie, age 18, described her role model as a person with “a clear sense of what is important to her, putting forth the effort to improve and create things that will make a difference.” When Samira, also 18, feels “lazy, tired, or just plain annoyed,” she thinks of her role model and “is motivated to start working again.”
Natalie and Samira were part of my research study on how young people develop the skills, abilities, and motivation to become engaged citizens. They and 42 other college students recalled stories of their childhoods and adolescence and the kind of people who inspired them.
Role models come into young people’s lives in a variety of ways. They are educators, civic leaders, mothers, fathers, clergy, peers, and ordinary people encountered in everyday life. This study showed that being a role model is not constrained to those with fancy titles or personal wealth. In fact, students were quick to state that “a true role model is not the person with the best job title, the most responsibility, or the greatest fame to his or her name.” Anyone can inspire a child to achieve their potential in life.
Join us for a live discussion with teens sharing what they have learned at the Stand Up America Back to Business Event. My special guest will share some of their plans for the upcoming school year, and will let us know how they will be taking charge of their education and career.
What makes police officers and the government powerless? When the American people know their rights!
Police officers don't like to hear these words:
"Am I free to go?"
"I don't consent to a search."
"I'm going to remain silent."
You have rights during a traffic stop or any police encounter. Learn what your rights are and use them before you loose them!
1. Safety - When being pulled over pull over to a safe place, turn off your ignition, stay in the car and keep your hands on the steering wheel. At night turn on the interior light. Keep your license, registration and proof of insurance close by like in your "sun visor."
Immediately roll your window down all the way. Not half way, not an inch so you can speak through the crack. All the way. Among other things, it will show that you have nothing to hide.
Be courteous, stay calm, smile and don't complain. Show respect and say things like "sir and no sir." Never bad-mouth a police officer, stay in control of your words, body language and your emotions. Keep your hands where the police officer can see them. Never touch a police officer and never run away!
On any given day in America, it is estimated that more than 1.5 million children have a parent incarcerated in a state or federal prison. And more than 10 million children are living with a parent who has come under some form of criminal justice supervision at some point in the child’s life.
The Annie E. Casey foundation discovered the compelling needs and circumstances of children with incarcerated parents, such as:
Since 1990, the number of female prisoners had grown by nearly 50 percent; three-quarters of incarcerated women are mothers, and two thirds have children under age 18.
Most law enforcement agencies lack training and protocols on where to place children when a parent is arrested and, often, ultimately incarcerated.
Approximately 10 percent of children with incarcerated mothers and 2 percent of children with incarcerated fathers are in foster care.
There are a disparate impact on minorities, with African-American children nine times more likely and Hispanic children three times more likely than white children to have a parent in prison.
Despite widespread statements that children with incarcerated parents are many times more likely than other children to be incarcerated as adults.
Risk factors such as parental mental illness, parental substance abuse, family violence and poverty were present in many children’s homes and lives prior to their parents’ incarceration.
A show dedicated to "True Life Experiences." The Life & Motivation of Giving-A-Hand, Executive Director Delores Bunch-Keemer, and Marlanna J (MJ), Management Services at Atlanta Black History Tours!
Delores, shares her "love data and numbers. I like to paint a picture of the population using demographics and statistics. I began my love for statistics as a Registered Representative on Wall Street where I had the opportunity to work with one of the best analysts and teachers, Sam Hale. I built a 14 year career holding different positions trading and making a market in investments and securities. Since the death of my mother, Cleopatra Jones, I have been committed to continue her work in at-risk communities. Delores specialities include management, logistics, procurement, and volunteer management."
MJ will share with us how Atlanta Black History Tours, are bringing to light many of Atlanta's hidden treasures!" Atlanta is known for being the birth place of Martin Luther King, Jr. as well as for it’s rich African-American culture and history. Travel back in time from the time when Atlanta was a racially polarized city despite it’s population being nearly 50% black. Experience historic places and museums to soul food restaurants." Create your customized tour today! Many times we have family and friends that visit Atlanta and the only place we know to take them is along Auburn Avenue.
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A show dedicated to "True Life Experiences." The Life & Motivation of Michael & Denny Jenkins,often dubbed “The Earth, Wind, & Fire of Gospel”, the driving force behind Spirit 2 Spirit are two brothers, Michael and Denny Jenkins. Together the two have over 50 years of musical experience. Michael plays bass, keyboards, and percussion. He has done lead and background vocals. He is a truly blessed lyrical writer, arranger personified, and a technical engineer, whose creativity in digital recording, editing, and mastering is unequaled. His ability to get the best out of an individual (not limited to musical or vocal artists) permits him to meet the challenge all producers and writers face in creating a viable product to be loved and cherished by the general public, as well as revered and respected by those in the industry. Denny, by design, is a percussionist who uses the keyboards to enhance his song writing ability. His strength lies in his lyric writing, and arrangements, and he sings lead and background vocals. The brothers have a musical background wherein their father, the late Thomas Jenkins helped form, manage, and sing for the Gospel Quartet #THEMIGHTYSOUTHERNECHOES, of Washington D.C. The group’s name was retired in 1999 by Mr. Thomas Jenkins, Co-Founder, after 48 years of praising our Lord God in music and in faith. Michael and Denny were also blessed with the opportunity to play with their father‘s group a couple of years before it’s retirement, and decided to continue their father’s legacy through the group “SPIRIT 2 SPIRIT”.
MXMGBTR - Motivating & Inspiring the Next Generation X, through "True Life Experiences."
Teens Talk Radio talk about video games! Betwwen MMOs and consoles, which do you perfer? Faheem (The host) talks about both and will have some insite on both sides of the coockie. All callers welcome!
A show dedicated to "True Life Experiences." The Life & Motivation of Host Jazz' Thomas-Jones, celebrating 15 years in Broadcast Media.
Today, I sat and reflect on the past years - I'm often reminded of performing voice-over's for WJIZ, 96.3 (Albany, Ga), from the age of 8 until I reached 13 years. I lost my mentor that year to a violent death (Mr. George Jordan Jr., aka Gorgeous George). Many years would pass but I found my passion again in 2005!
As an executive team member with Clayton State internet Radio (CSiR), we "Made it Happen," in 2008!
In 2009-2010, I found and organized Motivating & Inspiring the Next Generation - X (MINGX), and in 2015 I expanded to Motivating & Inspiring the Next Generation - X, Media Group, BlogTalk Radio (MINGXMEDIAGROUPBTR/MXMGBTR)!
For this show I reflect on a time when I truly realized I had found my passion again! I am re-airing one of my interviews while at CSiR with Recording Artist - Mr. Reggie Ward! I hope you enjoy the interview as much as I did!
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A show dedicated to "True Life Experiences." The Life & Motivation of #DrJParkerGriffin Jr., Behaviorial Therapist "I have decades of experience working either directly or indirectly with people from the cradle to the grave. My approach is to meet all people where they are without judgment or assuming how clients are without getting to know them one-to-one. One of the most important aspects of the my counseling is building a comfortable relationship with clients. I want them to feel completely safe about sharing their concerns in confidence. FacetoFace "Counseling Available."
I have over thirty years experience working with behavioral interventions, health promotion, training, education, and research. Having attended West Virginia University, Howard University, & Georgia State University, I have an earned doctorate in psychology (specializing in behavior modification, school, community/organizational psychology).
Today, I design and evaluate behavior change programs and advise people interested in rapidly accelerating their movement towards success in life. Working as a behavioral consultant, I am also host and executive producer for the television show called Changing Lives in America addressing serious national problems."
MXMGBTR - Motivating & Inspiring the Next Generation - X, through "True Life Experiences."
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