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The Passionate Youth Worker podcast is your invitation to explore your own life experiences by listening to other’s personal stories. Join me, Paul Meunier, the executive director of the Youth Intervention Programs Association (YIPA), as I interview youth workers from around the globe to reveal how their unique life experiences impact their work. Tune in and be inspired to consider how your story uniquely impacts your youth work. Do you have feedback about the show? I'd love to hear from you. Just send an email to paul@yipa.org.

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The Passionate Youth Worker podcast is your invitation to explore your own life experiences by listening to other’s personal stories. Join me, Paul Meunier, the executive director of the Youth Intervention Programs Association (YIPA), as I interview youth workers from around the globe to reveal how their unique life experiences impact their work. Tune in and be inspired to consider how your story uniquely impacts your youth work. Do you have feedback about the show? I'd love to hear from you. Just send an email to paul@yipa.org.

    Abubaker Sekatuka: Tell Your Story

    Abubaker Sekatuka: Tell Your Story

    January 30, 2023 Season 3 Episode 18
    Eastern Region of Uganda: Abubaker Sekatuka views the experiences of his life as stories that have helped him become who he is. Though some of his childhood experiences were tough, and he’s had his share of challenges and pain, he somehow finds the positive. Telling his stories is a strength born of struggle. It takes courage to be honest and transparent but he knows that is how he helps others.
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    Francis Yengistic: Everybody Has to Have Hope

    Francis Yengistic: Everybody Has to Have Hope

    January 17, 2023 Season 3 Episode 17
    Minnesota, United States: Francis Yengistic seems to see the good in everything. Though his own circumstances growing up were difficult, the guidance and support of his beloved grandmother made it possible to view life full of hope and optimism. He’s dedicated his life to service. He shares his story and lessons from his grandmother, to help young people and youth workers believe in themselves, too. 
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    Clayton Bolton: Knowledge, Wisdom and Understanding

    Clayton Bolton: Knowledge, Wisdom and Understanding

    St Catherine, Jamaica: Clayton Bolton did not have access to many resources or opportunities growing up as a child in Jamaica. But what he did have was an innate drive and resourcefulness to do better for himself and his family. It has helped him excel and now he shares those lessons to help other young people.
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    Joanne Rice: Just be Kind, be Curious, and Follow Their Lead

    Joanne Rice: Just be Kind, be Curious, and Follow Their Lead

    December 19, 2022 Season 3 Episode 15
    Minnesota, United States: Joanne Rice is YIPA’s member satisfaction specialist. She has dedicated her entire professional life to service and brings a wealth of experience to share with us. Joanne is known as the calm in a storm and she just loves helping others find positives to focus on. Her success centers on listening to others with curiosity and following their lead.
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    Angel Pearl Talemwa: What is That Thing in Your Heart That Could be a Game Changer?

    Angel Pearl Talemwa: What is That Thing in Your Heart That Could be a Game Changer?

    December 5, 2022 Season 3 Episode 14
    Kampala, Uganda: Angel Pearl Talemwa grew up in a small village in Africa. Poverty, lack of opportunities, limited access to education all thrived there. She endured abuse from her father. Her mother died when she was just ten years old. But her indomitable spirit drove her to go beyond every barrier. She held firm to her belief in herself and pursued her vision. Now she helps others see possibilities beyond their persistent barriers.
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    Megan Cederberg: It’s OK to Be Inspired and Share Your Inspiration

    Megan Cederberg: It’s OK to Be Inspired and Share Your Inspiration

    November 22, 2022 Season 3 Episode 13
    New Mexico, United States: Megan Cederberg is fiercely determined to be fully authentic in everything she does. And she does so many things! Her creative, entrepreneurial side drives her to explore ways to engage young people and inspire them through her own lived experience. Megan always shows up and always shares the power of giving back.
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Great podcast about young people making a difference.

Great podcast about young people making a difference. Really enjoying it.

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