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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.

The American Education System

The American Education System has been on the decline. The numbers confirm this when you look at the new Fox News statistics regarding how our students rank in the world. America is a global super power, but is not super when it comes to investing in our kids and developing…

The American Flag

There she is, our beautiful American flag, as she shines bright from the blue skies of America. When you look at the American flag, what value do you take away from it? I take the value of knowing that my kids live in a free American society that values the…

The People’s House

It’s called The People’s House, where the representatives from across our nation gather to create and pass legislative bills, which affect our everyday lives in countless ways. This election year, has seen 4 incumbents unseated by bright, everyday American citizens who are not career politicians. These oustings are evidence of…

America’s Powerful Instrument, YOU

The reality of the current situation in America as it faces our youth is that we are at a crossroads. Division within our country runs deeper each day, and solutions to problems remain unseen. Divided as we are, our thought patterns often develop into an attitude of “I don’t care”:…

The Value of Life Within the Student-Athlete

Throughout my speaking career, one word has peppered the message I give to the many student-athletes I meet when visiting high schools and universities: discipline. Too often, this word and its value in a life are taken for granted. For a long time, I didn’t understand the value of discipline…

Foundation of Homes in America

In contemporary American society, our youth population faces significant challenges. From a young age, adolescents deal with matters that will affect their lives forever. For some, it involves skipping classes or dropping out of school; for others, it may be feeling an absence of love at home or getting pregnant.…

Finding Your Purpose in Life…

“For many in our high-paced world, despair is not a moment; it is a way of life.” – Ravi Zacharias In the fast-paced nature of society in America, it is difficult sometimes to slow down and assess our goals and our life’s purpose. In fact, the never-stopping, always-going lifestyle that…

The Journey of Becoming a Single Dad

It’s May 14th, 2010 and I’m sitting at my desk at the Internal Revenue Service, and I get a phone call from the kids’ mom, she is struggling really badly, and needs me to fly up to Chicago Midway Airport to get the kids earlier than expected for summer break…

Tribute to my parents

You could see it in his eyes each day he lived and her eyes as well. It was love, it was pure, it was of value, and it was amazing. To watch them talk, to watch them grow together. My parents truly had an amazing foundation of love that was…