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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.

A Strong Passion to Serve

A Strong Passion to Serve Arizonans deserve to have leaders who will lead by example and adhere to the constitutional laws that our country was founded upon. Our state deserves a committed representative that will speak truth to the rule of law. As we move to the next decade, we…

The Flight Deck

The Flight Deck It was May 20, 2003. I was preparing for my first deployment and I was assigned to VFA-192 Golden Dragons, Carrier Air Wing 5, attached to the USS Kitty Hawk CV-64. I was a nervous wreck and I could not sit still. I was loading my gear…

Freedom for Opportunity

Freedom for Opportunity In 2010, under the Obama Administration as a new full-time dad, I had to apply for Department for Economic Security (DES)  assistance for Access Healthcare, Food Stamps, and Cash Assistance. As a Veteran, I did not have help or resources to improve my life. The Department of…

Angry at Life

A Life Without Discipline is a Life Without Success In life, everyone experiences ups and downs. However, it should not be the challenges of life that define us. The defining moments are how we stand and face life’s obstacles, overcome them, and continue with the life we have been blessed…

The Maverick – Farewell Hero…

God gives us legends while creating heroes. The life of Senator John McCain has a roller coaster feel to it. He’s known as the maverick and straight shooter, but also as a strong competitor. My grandfather taught me to see the good in everyone before you see the bad. Our…

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…