35 episodes

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, 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.
Want to share your passion? Be a guest on the show!
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, 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.
Want to share your passion? Be a guest on the show!
Have feedback about the show? I'd love to hear from you. Just send an email to paul@yipa.org.

    Christina McCoy: Never Give Up on a Young Person

    Christina McCoy: Never Give Up on a Young Person

    Minnesota, United States: Christina McCoy embraced the challenges of her early years to build a resilience that continues to give her strength. Her struggles gave her opportunities to learn how she wants to be in the world and in her work. She knows she is right where she needs to be, doing the work that is meaningful to her, and having a positive impact. She shares the value of kindness and grace, especially working with young people.
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    • 30 min
    Maryam Aliko Mohammed: A Person is Not Fully Made Until a Person Dies

    Maryam Aliko Mohammed: A Person is Not Fully Made Until a Person Dies

    Kaduna, Nigeria: Maryam Aliko Mohammed is a polymath; a person with vast knowledge in many different subjects. She credits her fearless, successful parents for enabling her curiosity. Maryam shares a story of a personally humbling experience that taught her to not assume others are like her. That insight opened her eyes to the importance of youth work. To support young people as they transition from youth to adults able to advocate for themselves and pursue their dreams.
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    • 31 min
    Moriah Peterson: Give Somebody a Second Chance Today

    Moriah Peterson: Give Somebody a Second Chance Today

    Minnesota, United States: Moriah Peterson learned to relate to others with a kind and caring heart through the experience of moving to new places throughout her childhood. She found herself drawn to befriend the kids that seemed to have less, or need more. She carried life lessons of being helped by mentors herself and helping others. Grace was extended to her when she messed up and she reminds her we can all do the same.
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    • 32 min
    Carley Kammerer: See the Humanity in Everybody

    Carley Kammerer: See the Humanity in Everybody

    Minnesota, United States: Carley Kammerer was only a teenager when she had to live through the experience of her mother dying. But because her mother had taught her the value of helping others, she transformed that pain and stress into a life and legacy of service. She saw a need and had the courage, grit, and faith to just start. She founded a nonprofit that provides sustainable employment for youth experiencing homelessness. Carley invites you to follow your dreams, too.
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    • 34 min
    Dr. Charisse Penn: What is Your Legacy?

    Dr. Charisse Penn: What is Your Legacy?

    Ohio, United States: Dr. Charisse Penn persevered through many ebbs and flows on her way to finding her passion. She credits her distinctly non-linear course with discovering that she could make an impact and be successful helping others be successful. While working on her doctorate, she walked away from a good paying job and began her youth work career. Speaking from her heart, she says it’s about legacy. And her legacy is about helping young people. 
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    • 32 min
    Laura Bradshaw: Hopefulness is My Word

    Laura Bradshaw: Hopefulness is My Word

    Missouri, United States: Laura Bradshaw persevered through a less than perfect childhood and family trauma to find her own path forward. The challenges, twists, and turns of her life instilled a commitment to help others. Her courage and willingness to change are two of the gifts she shares to help young people find their own path forward. She lives and breathes hope and instills that in the young people she works with.
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    • 28 min

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