Do you wonder what the future holds for our children? Do you believe in empowering youth to live their dreams? Are you looking for ideas on helping young people live and lead different lives?
Our special guest SF Banks answers these and other questions about youth motivational development, leadership and living your dreams.
Shaun SF. Banks has been involved in the youth development industry for over 20 years. he’s a captivating, humorous, and passionate communicator. Shaun excels at motivating and developing youths to go after their dreams. Shaun educates families on effective ways to support their youth and give them an edge in life.
In 2007, Shaun opened the I AM Defense institute against profound disinterest in working with children. Since that time, SF. has developed a passion for creating personal development systems for youth.
Shaun is the creator of Camp Warrior King, which helps thousands of youth gain exposure to amazingly fun activities, “You Can Have IT ALL!” Youth conferences, “You Can Have It ALL!” Youth motivational Development Magazine, The Team Hott SAWCE development characters, and other development tools for children. Shaun has also authored 3 books on the personal development topic.
One of SF.’s big passions is the “You Can Have IT All!” orphanage in Bombo, Uganda, where he currently supports over 30 children with shelter, food, and school supplies.
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- Reality that most kids have baggage from their past and that youth from all circumstances need motivational development and empowerment
- Working hard is important but it’s not the only thing
- Tools for empowering and motivating youth to live their dreams
- Vital role of character development to fuel motivation, empowerment and achievement
- Value of experiential learning experiences
- Importance of instilling the belief that someone is worthy of having and living their dreams
- Overcoming the cultural and family messages that dreams aren’t real and that life is not about dreams
- Changing the narrative of youth also involves shifting the parents’ narrative
- Role of fun in growth, development and learning
- Hurt people hurt people – happy people create more happiness
- Importance of service as a tool for people and character growth and development
- Relationship building through shared service experiences
- Role of respect and respecting differences as character foundations – treat others the ways you want to be treated
- Mindsets and strategies for addressing bullying
- Education system challenges and opportunities for youth development
- Value of personal development as part of an overall education approach and mindset
- Dreams are not for kids only and must not be delayed
- Parents must gas/fuel (support) their children’s dreams even in small ways