Wed, 24 June 2020
Michael Arterberry is our guest today on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots business podcast. He is the founder of Youth Voices Center, established in 2008, which is dedicated to promoting positive youth development among adolescents through its “Power of Peace” program offered in schools, community centers, and youth groups across Westchester, Schenectady, and Columbia counties, and soon to be Connecticut and New York City. As a teenager, Michael was fortunate to receive guidance from positive adult role models who helped him overcome adversities and set high expectations for his future. Grateful for the role these mentors played in his own development, Michael decided to dedicate his professional life to helping people navigate the difficulties of life and launch their future into motion. How The Dots Joined Up For Michael Arterberry As he says "In founding Youth Voices Center (YVC) in 2008, I drew heavily on my understanding and empathy for the pressures and difficulties of the teenage years. In addition to my own experiences growing up in poverty, I have worked with thousands of teens in a range of settings over the past 22 years as a social worker and counsellor. As a teenager, I was fortunate to receive guidance from positive adult role models who helped me overcome adversities and set high expectations for my future. Grateful for the role these mentors played in my own development, I decided to dedicate my professional life to helping teenagers navigate the difficult adolescent years. So what are the things that make such a difference to the youth of America in his opinion? And what are his dreams for the future of the Youth Voices Center spreading across America, or global domination. Well let's find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Michael Arterberry Show Highlights During the show we discussed such deep subjects with Michael Arterberry such as: Michael shares the story of his difficult father, and the upbringing that he had which formed the person he is today We discuss the moments in our life that shape us, the failures that become the stepping stones to success. Michael talks about how difficult it is to find funding for a non profit, although that wont stop him persisting.