Nov 5, 2020
Today’s episode is with Mark
Redmond, a thought leader already in his 39th year of supporting
young people from very tough circumstances to succeed despite the
odds. He is Executive Director at Spectrum Youth and Family
Services, a non-profit organization helping youth aged 12-26 and
their families turn their lives around.
Let’s dive into Mark’s story and
be inspired on how he ensures that no children will be left
[00:01 - 06:39] Opening Segment
welcome our guest for today, Mark Redmond
talks about his journey as a thought leader, which he says in his
book is his “calling”
started making 12 dollars a week and never looked back
[06:40 - 17:15] No Children Left Behind
talks about the issues that he’s encountering for trying to help
shares with us the opening story of his book about a young woman
who was motivated to go back to school
discuss doing the little things and how they can still impact other
shares some of the things they’re doing at Spectrum to impact the
lives of at-risk youth
promotion about my newly published book, Happiness is an Option.
See link below
[17:16 - 27:46] Children Have Bright Ideas
talks about the importance of looking for mentors for
shares a few platforms where people can start their mentoring
shares how they were able to raise 90,000 dollars for the first
time while spending nothing
tells us a story about a young girl who gave him an inspirational
idea that you don’t want to miss!
[27:47 - 36:01] Soft Skills Can Be
talk about sharing online posts about the “science of goodness and
progress” amidst the COVID-19 pandemic
shares the business they established to provide jobs to young
talks about why we should not blame children for not learning soft
skills right away
[36:02 - 42:16] Closing Segment
talks about where we can start searching if we want to look for
organizations like Spectrum
words from Mark
- Announcements and final words
“A family helps each other
out over the rough parts in life.” - Mark
“It is still an amazing
world because there are so many people of decency who care about
others, who are responsible citizens of our planet, who want things
to be better for themselves and their families and their broader
community.” - Mark
Connect with Mark on
Twitter, email him at MRedmond@spectrumvt.org, or call him at (802) 864-7423 x 209.
Listen to his podcast too. Visit their headquarters at 31 Elmwood Ave
Burlington, VT 05401 or check them out online and on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.
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