I recently spoke at a Student Leadership Camp that took place on the University of California at Santa Barbara campus. This event was very special because about eighteen years earlier I attended the same camp as student government member!
As I spoke to the 1,500 student leaders I began to think about what the definition of leadership means to me. I don’t remember thinking of myself as a leader when I was on student government. I was more focused on planning the dances, the rallies, or other campus ...
With the new school year approaching, I have started preparing to get back out on the road and do what I love to do - empower students to tell their TRUTHS and rise up to overcome the problems that they face every day. As part of this preparation I recently read Drew Brees' new book Coming Back Stronger: Unleashing the Hidden Power of Adversity. Truthfully, I was expecting to read a book about football, the New Orleans Saints, and Brees' passion to lead them to their first World Championship. What I ...
TEEN TRUTH: VOICES - Watch a TEEN TRUTH Tribe Member discuss a few tips that might help if you are being bullied. She stresses the importance of having a strong person in your life that you can reach out to and ask for help. Sounds like pretty good advice to us!
TEEN TRUTH: INSPIRATION - Meet a few TEEN TRUTH Tribe Members that are working with the Special Olympics to team up and mentor young athletes. Sometimes being someones support or making that positive connection in life can make your life feel so much more relevant.
TEEN TRUTH LIVE: INSIGHT - A TEEN TRUTH Expert gives insight into a few new and innovative programs that their middle school is doing on campus to encourage a positive school culture. If you need a few ideas for school wide curriculum that you can use to keep a positive message all year long...This INSIGHT clip might be for you.
Written by: Ethan J. Skolnick, Sun Sentinel Columnist
Published by: Sun Sentinel
He's made his mark in the NFL by multitasking: running, blocking, catching, even passing in a pinch. But Ronnie Brown actually displayed his versatility long before, as a kid in Cartersville, Ga., by pulling an even more difficult double.
"I never really made bad grades, and I was still one of the cool kids," Brown says. "I think a lot of times kids get caught up in thinking that the people that get in trouble are the people that you want ...
Bret McKinney, Mark Andrew Olsen and
Based on a true story, this powerful film follows Vietnam veteran Richard Pimentel as he struggles to cope with a disabling injury he suffers in battle. Troubled by a society that condones discrimination against people with disabilities, Pimentel forms a unique bond with a man stricken with cerebral palsy and embarks on a mission that changes the course of history. This movie made us THINK about how overcoming adversity gives us the strength to not only help ourselves, but countless others ...