My Path out of Poverty: Lashon Amado Delivers TEDX Talk

lashon amado
YouthBuild USA
July 19, 2015
0
No votes yet
Your rating: None

On June 24, YouthBuild USA employee, YouthBuild Brockton graduate, and National Council of Young Leaders Opportunity Youth United member Lashon Amado delivered a presentation titled “My Path out of Poverty” in Washington DC during the first ever TEDxPensylvaniaAvenue event. 

Amado talks about overcoming traumatic events from his early childhood that caused him to have a negative perception of police, and he describes how he came to realize that the negative environment perpetuated by persistent poverty in his community was leading him down a path of crime and economic despair.

Amado recounts that during his two-year period as a disengaged youth, he remembered one day seeing police outside of his home. This moment instantly reminded him of traumatic scenes from his childhood. He explains the seeing this scene made him realize that he was on the brink of remaining in a cycle that was hurting his family. He says, “At that point I said you’ve got to make a change. So I went on to look for a second chance.”

Amado describes finding this second chance through enrolling at YouthBuild Brockton saying, “When the education system failed me, when the job market failed me, when the justice system failed me, YouthBuild was there to welcome me with open arms.”

After completing the program, Amado says that his program encouraged him to pursue an associate degree from a local community college and later complete his bachelor’s degree from UMass Boston. He says that he plans on attending Northeastern University this summer to pursue a master’s degree in non-profit management.

Amado ends his presentation by outlining youth empowerment programs and criminal justice policy reform as being key to helping opportunity youth succeed.

TEDxPennsylvaniaAvenue also hosted presentations from 23 other participants. The goal of the event was to give local, national, and global leaders the opportunity to share their ideas with the world.

Watch Lashon’s full presentation below:

 

Share this SparkAction Link: click here to shorten
copy http://sparkaction.org/content/lashon-amado-tedx-talk
8 Comments
The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.

With thanks just for offer this approach. You will a large number of really experience put together your blog internet site right into an issue specialized. At this time follow the payday loans costa-mesa With thanks a whole lot for excellent activity.

May 7 at 05:00am
February 28 at 10:52pm

Obat Kanker Kelenjar Getah Bening Stadium 3 Dalam Obat herbal Penyakit Kanker Kelenjar getah bening Amazon Plus juga terdapat madu, berguna untuk menutup dan untuk memulihkan luka karena penyakit kelenjar getah bening, bunga rosela berfungsi untuk lancarkan sirkulasi darah dalam tubuh, yang kacau oleh karena tumbuhnya kanker kelenjar getah bening ini. Kita lihat kerjasama apik kandunganyang terdapat di dalam Jus Amazon Plus ini alangkah menakjubkan.

Obat Batu Empedu Alami Sebelum konsumsi Amazon Obat Alami Sakit Batu Empedu Maria bahkan kerap kali meminum produk-produk kesehatan dari luar negeri. Namun setelah konsumsi Amazon Plus kekuatan imannya menjadikannya sembuh. “Pada saat awal saya konsumsi sebanyak tiga puluh ml kepala saya rasanya sakit sekali, lalu saya minum air putih secukupnya. Kali kedua saya teguk Jus Kulit Manggis rasa sakitnya hingga ke empedu.

Obat Untuk Mengeluarkan Batu Ginjal Jenis pengobtan alami yang bisa diyakinkan yaitu memakai obat tradisional penyakit batu ginjal. Jus Manggis Amazon Plus benar-benar luar biasa dalam menyembuhkan penyakit batu ginjal dengan tanpa efek samping untuk organ tubuh lainnya. Pengobatan Alternatif dengan menggunakan obat alami sakit batu ginjal jus kulit manggis merupakan jenis obat yang sagat terpercaya dan telah terbukti ampuh menyembuhkan sakit batu ginjal sampai bersih, tidak menggunakan pembedahan.

October 17 at 11:58pm

Obat Herbal Sinusitis Tanpa Operasi Sebelum membicarakan tentang obat tradisional sinusitis amazon Plus, bagaimana jika kita membahas mengenai sinusitis terlebih dahulu. Apa sih yang definisi sakit sinusitis? Sebagian teman-teman yang tidak tahu apakah yang dimaksudkan dengan sinusitis. Sinus diterjemahkan dari kosa kata Latin yang berarti akhiran umum, sedangkan itis di dalam arti kedokteran berarti peradangan. Sinusitis ialah pembengkakan di sekitar rongga hidung.

Obat Herbal Paru Paru Basah Paling Ampuh amazon Jus Kulit Manggis terbuat dari bahan-bahan dari alam seperti sari kulit manggis, bunga roselle, buah apel, buah anggur serta memakai madu untuk bahan pengawet alami. Kandungan xanthone yang terkandung di dalam kulit manggis mempunyai antioksidan yang sanggup menyembuhkan berbagai macam penyakit termasuk paru-paru basah. Fungsi utama zat xanthone sebagai anti-kanker, virus, peradangan, & masih banyak lagi lainnya. Xanthone bisa mematikan virus, & jamur penyebab paru-paru basah, selain itu Kegunaan xanthone juga guna memperbaiki fungsi organ tubuh seseorang.

Obat Kanker Otak Stadium 4 Tanpa Operasi Amazon Plus ekstrak manggis Kulit buahnya terdapat senyawa molekul yang memiliki kandungan super antioksidan yang disebut xanthone. Dan zat inilah yang menjadi inspirasi lahirnya sebuah minuman tradisional Amazon. Amazon bisa menyembuhkan sakit Kanker otak yang membuat hidup manusia sengsara. Memilih Amazon merupakan hal bijak untuk penderita kanker otak stadium 4.

October 14 at 03:08am
July 7 at 01:02pm

Aw, this was a really good post. Finding the time and actual effort to make a really good article… but what can I say… I procrastinate a lot and don't seem to get anything done. clash pros

April 27 at 08:48pm

An impressive share! I have just forwarded this onto a friend who has been conducting a little research on this. And he in fact bought me breakfast due to the fact that I stumbled upon it for him... lol. So let me reword this.... Thanks for the meal!! But yeah, thanks for spending some time to discuss this issue here on your blog. followers team

April 27 at 08:04pm

connect

receive our updates

Spark Tweets