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This educational and thought provoking podcast explores soft skills, life lessons and general knowledge for teens and young adults that they can listen to by themselves or together with their parents. We, a mother occasionally accompanied by her two children, will explore a variety of topics including: Personal Development, Finance, Health and Wellness, Foreign Languages, Diversity, Travel, Career Preparations, General Knowledge and many others that are generally not covered through their education in school alone. Come join us weekly as we all learn and grow together! For more information, check out www.1stmentorstreet.com or follow us on Instagram @1st_mentor_street.

1st Mentor Podcast Vanessa Yang

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 29 Ratings

This educational and thought provoking podcast explores soft skills, life lessons and general knowledge for teens and young adults that they can listen to by themselves or together with their parents. We, a mother occasionally accompanied by her two children, will explore a variety of topics including: Personal Development, Finance, Health and Wellness, Foreign Languages, Diversity, Travel, Career Preparations, General Knowledge and many others that are generally not covered through their education in school alone. Come join us weekly as we all learn and grow together! For more information, check out www.1stmentorstreet.com or follow us on Instagram @1st_mentor_street.

    Ep. 84 - Homeschooling | Part 1 | Jessica Mead

    Ep. 84 - Homeschooling | Part 1 | Jessica Mead

    Have you ever felt bored at school and wondered why you have to learn the way and subjects you have been learning? Have you ever wondered if there are alternative ways of education?
    Join me as I speak with Jessica Meade, Entrepreneur, Educator, mom and CEO of Brandlync, who shares her experience and perspective about homeschooling her children while traveling the world with them.
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    Ep. 83 - Eye Health 101 | Part 1 | Dr. Brandon Pham

    Ep. 83 - Eye Health 101 | Part 1 | Dr. Brandon Pham

    Do you know how to take care of your eyes? If you visit an eye doctor without your parents, would you understand all the words used by an optometrist or opthamologist? 
    Join me as I speak with Dr. Brandon Pham as he shares some basic definitions on eye related vocabularies and which healthy habits we can implement to protect our eyes in part 1 of our interview. Look out for part 2 in several weeks from now.
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    Ep. 82 - 21st Century Soft Skills | Michael Trezza

    Ep. 82 - 21st Century Soft Skills | Michael Trezza

    Are you prepared for the 21st Century? Are you on your way to acquiring all the knowledge and education it takes to be ready for this past-paced and ever-changing society?
    Join me as Michael Trezza, CEO of GiantLeapsLearning.com shares his insights on the skills it takes to navigate through our upcoming future.
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    Ep. 81 - College Bound: Extracurricular Activities | Part 2 | Kim Duckworth

    Ep. 81 - College Bound: Extracurricular Activities | Part 2 | Kim Duckworth

    Have you ever thought about putting all your high school activities, awards and honors into a resume? 
    Join me as I talk to speaker, college admission coach and author Kim Duckworth in part two of our discussion about the aspect of extracurricular activities when it comes to college admissions. Look for episode 77 for the first part of our conversation.  
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    Ep. 80 - CPR and First Aid | Part 1 | Joe Krikorian

    Ep. 80 - CPR and First Aid | Part 1 | Joe Krikorian

    If you come across a medical emergency, do you know what to do when you find your friend or family member has stopped breathing? Do you know how to administer CPR? How much do you know about first aid procedures? 
    Join us as we speak with Joe Krikorian, CEO of  www.Code3Life.com, and learn about CPR, and various first aid techniques in anticipation of National CPR and AED Awareness Week, which is from June 1 until June 7.
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    Ep. 79 - Travel Planning 101 | Part 2 | Gina Edmonston

    Ep. 79 - Travel Planning 101 | Part 2 | Gina Edmonston

    Are you ready to plan your very 1st trip or vacation? Or have you already experienced it a few times already, but could use some help from an experienced traveler?
    Join me in part 2 of my conversation with Gina Edmonston as we continue our conversations on planning and booking vacations. In addition, we also share some of our own personal experience with you. If you want to hear the 1st part of this discussion, look for episode 75.
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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Sarah Van H. ,

Everyone needs a mentor!

This is a terrific podcast for learner of all ages. We all have something to learn and I’m excited to see which topic Vanessa will cover with each episode.

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Helpful tips

Listening to Vanessa’s podcasts helps answer questions that I’ve been thinking about in the back of my mind but never thought to research. Her latest podcast regarding preparing our children for college is truly insightful! Trying to navigate thru the process once you’re in the middle of high school is really too late. I’ve learned some great tips now that my children are just starting high school and middle school. Thank you!!!!

siujee ,

Practical Tips

I enjoy listening to Vanessa’s podcast - we take for granted much of the practical information that is brought up during the course of these episodes… but it is the combination of practical knowledge and its application plus the soft skills Vanessa highlights which are key components to navigating life. I listened to episode 46. I learned some common sense fire situation tips from Tyler Wong. Thanks, Tyler and Vanessa!

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