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What Is Your Passion?

When asked the question, “What do you do at the Y?” we all should try to think beyond the tasks and day to day activities and say, “I am a cause-driven leader who helps to change lives and strengthen my community and that's a great feeling.” It doesn’t matter what tasks we have, we are all doing something as part of the greater good for the movement as a whole and we each are here because of our passion for the work.              more

Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, passion, motivation, careers, the y, YMCA, Millennials, Generation Y, Generation X, Leadership

My Best High School Experience

Youth In Government™ is by far my best high school experience. Many people do not know how to deal with conflicts; they sometimes yell at each other. But at Youth in Government™, I learned that no matter how blatantly different two opinions are, there is always a way to discuss it in an organized and peaceful manner. more

Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, youth and government, Millennials, Generation Y, Generation X, Leadership, Education, CONA, inspiration, the y, YMCA, conflict, resolution, problem solving

Favorite Running Movies

"4 Minute Mile" is currently in the theaters, a movie about a high school kid who discovers a running talent that might lead to a better life. I haven't seen it yet, and wonder how it will compare to other running movies. Runners don't exactly have their version of "Rocky" yet, but it's encouraging to see a new movie like this which could be inspiring. Below are some of my favorites. more

Tags: This Week in Runners, Y, YMCA, Running, running movies, movie

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