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Empowered for Change – Youth Connect

Travis Angry discusses issues facing youth, answers their questions, and offers support and resources to help youth with their concerns.

Letter to My Children

Dear DeVante and Tatiyana, It has been ten years since you both have been living with me here in Arizona. We have had great times, fun times, enjoyable times, challenging times and rewarding times. First, I want to thank you for helping me to become a better dad, and for…

Drive and Passion

The journey of picking up the torch of inspiration to inspire the youth generation of America has truly been an incredible, empowering portion of my life that I do not want to see stop. From the hospital room at the Phoenix VA Hospital, to the high schools across Maricopa County, these are the moments in…

Tribute to Mama Meg

She is truly the crown jewel of my life and my spiritual mom of guidance. I call her Mama Meg, but her real name is Meg Britton! The light at the end of the tunnel is her waiting for me and I appreciate all that she has done for me in…

Purple for Parents

In the educational journey I have experienced both as a graduate student and as a single parent of two kids, ages 10 and 12, I have learned so much. Also, from the research I did through the Change Youth Project , I learned much about the demographics of our students. Both of my…

The Single Mom

I am starting to understand what has been set before my eyes, though I was not seeing it for what it seems to be. It appears to me that most single moms with kids in America have given up on love. They’ve made the decision to be married to their kids…

Striving for Greatness

Next month, students across the country from middle and high schools to colleges will be walking across stages receiving their diplomas and college degrees. What an amazing achievement of higher learning! The value of the degree is not only in the hard work that these students put into their studies,…

The Life of Single Parenting

A parallel of parenting is found in God‘s heart in bringing about His creation. Seeing and holding your child for the first time is one of the most powerful moments in life‘s journey. You can see human value in the developmental stages, in the happy or tough times of life. The parent is the leader, guardian, authoritarian, and is the…

More Than a Parade

At the end of Desert Storm, I was just a high school kid when America had our last military parade under former President George H.W. Bush! The patriotism was exceptionally high, and America inspired future generations of Americans, like myself, with this American Salute to our service members. It truly…

The Invisible Soldier has Returned

Being a disabled veteran does not necessarily mean the wound is physically visible.   Scars can run internally deep and many times have a more serious effect than those of a visible nature. Many people look at me and say, “He does not look disabled, he looks perfectly healthy.” To me,…

To Faithfully Love and Respect

  Faith, love, and respect in a marriage is no longer the consistent goal.  Even the definition of dating can be very different from person to person. More often than not, men are seeking the sexual benefits and women just desire the illusion that they are special to someone. As…