50 in 52 Journey The Videos
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50 in 52 Journey interview of Susan Daffron, President and Founder of the National Association of Pet Rescue Professionals. A lover of animals who knew firsthand what shelters did she also knew there were plenty of Pet Rescue enthusiasts in the world. What she also knew was that while all of them were passionate, many were quickly overwhelmed when their passion became businesses. And so, she founded NAPRP to help those who are passionate about pet rescue to have the help and resources they need to be successful in the business of pet rescue. Watch this video and see how one woman’s passion for animals has led her to help others, changing her community, her state and ultimately the country and the men, women and animals who live here.
50 In 52 Journey interview of Colin Moss, Recreation Coordinator of Meridian Idaho. Once a bedroom community between Boise and Nampa Idaho Meridian’s Mayor and Council have given this community a new sense of self. With creative ideas and engaged citizens the city now attracts over 2000 people every week to a public movie in a park, bringing families together instead of staying indoors in their rooms. Watch this video and be inspired by this city and how it is building community not only for Meridian but across the state of Idaho and ultimately moving America forward one community at a time.
50 In 52 Journey interview of John Reuter, Publisher and City Councilman of Sand Point, Idaho. Mr. Reuter has always been interested in helping community and communication. From publishing a newspaper that gives reporters a chance to share their ‘voice’ to working on the Council to better the community watch this video and see how listening and communicating are tools he uses to move his community, his state, and ultimately the country forward.
50 In 52 Journey interview of Greg Christian. A former gourmet Chef and Catering business owner, when his daughter got sick with Asthma and traditional medicine wasn’t working, it turned out to be organic food that would do the trick. As a man who spent his life around food he thought he knew everything about it. And when another of his children complained about the food they were eating at school, Greg decided it was time to do something about it. Watch this video of a man who left his career to begin consulting to teach people about local, organic, sustainable food and how every part of the food chain needs to change.
50 In 52 Journey interview of Rodrigo Garcia. Watch this video of another American hero returning from service to his country and finding a need to help others struggling to get an education. While pursuing two of his three personal education goals and getting his Bachelors and Masters degrees, Rodrigo was simultaneously getting involved to help veterans as well as minorities navigate the maze of issues facing them as they try to pursue their higher education dreams. Be inspired by what you can do just as this one individual is moving his community forward and the ripple effect it has on broader communities, his state and the United States of America.
Dr. Sandy Goldberg
50 In 52 Journey Interview of Dr. Sandy Goldberg, Founder & Chairman of A Silver Lining Foundation. After her own bout with breast cancer, Dr. Goldberg got involved with helping people learn about cancer through her own cable show. It was from that experience that she realized the great need for people who have breast cancer but are uninsured or underinsured; thus A Silver Lining Foundation was born. Watch this video of an incredible woman who is making a difference in her community and hopes to move not only her community forward but every community nationwide forward one life at a time.
50 In 52 Journey interview of Manny Mill, Willie Martinez, Mildred Martinez and Carlos Smith of Koininia House in Wheaten Illinois. A former convict himself, Manny saw that while many churches had outreach and support groups for those in prison, there was nothing to help people when they got OUT of prison. Filling that need is what Koininia House and Manny Mill are all about. Watch this inspiring video to see how one person can help 50 who in turn can touch 50 more and little by little they are changing their community and moving America forward.
Brian Tomkins - Gilbert Melott
50 In 52 Journey interview of Brian Tomkins and Gilbert Melott of Next Voice 24/7 a social media / networking company. Many people know of Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites, but these two men see those sites as more than just a way to stay in touch. They passionately believe that these sites are tools. Tools which can be used to help new leaders of today and the leaders of tomorrow connect with thought leaders of the past. This isn’t something they came up with, it’s something they know because those same tools brought these too like-minded visionaries together. Watch this video of two amazing men who left the traditional business world to focus on their passion; that of helping teach and mentor people using the tools of social media. These two bring a whole new meaning to walking the walk and not just talking the talk.
50 in 52 Journey interview of Beth Archer, Executive Director of the Indiana Agricultural Leadership Program. While many cities have leadership programs, Beth is the director of one that specifically works with people who are involved in the agricultural world in one form or another. Watch this video to see how this passionate woman is marring her love of agriculture with her desire to work with leaders as she helps mold future leaders in her community and indeed the agricultural world.
50 in 52 Journey interview of Dave Broviak, an English teacher at Fishers Jr. High School. Many teachers bring their own ideas into the classroom. Mr. Broviak takes this idea to a whole new level. With a belief in giving students choices in their education and ownership of how they learn. Watch this video to learn about B Points, Simpson Sheets, and many more of the creative ways this Indiana teacher who loves 14 year olds is making a difference in his school, his community, and the future generations of his State.
Andrea DeMink & Chad Riddle
50 in 52 Journey interview of Andrea DeMink and Chad Riddle of The PourHouse, a street-based outreach program in Indianapolis Indiana. Like many outreach programs for the homeless, The PourHouse provides food, coffee, clothes…. but what sets Andrea DeMink and her vision apart is that this program is about building relationship and helping people fulfill their dreams. Watch this video of two different people who share a common dream… to build relationships and help others achieve their own dreams.
50 in 52 Journey interview of Nathan LaGrange, Co-Pastor of City Community Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. What would you do If you were a typical kid who grew up to be a typical college student who partied and had a vague understanding of who God was. What if you decided to plant a church in a library in the middle of downtown? What if you really wanted the skeptics and naysayers to attend? What if you weren’t so much concerned about building up congregation numbers as you were about getting people to live up to their potential and make your community and the world a better place? Watch this video of this vibrant young Pastor and be inspired by how he views his community and it’s inhabitant’s potential.
50 in 52 Journey interview of Julia Wickard, the Executive Vice President of the Indiana Beef Cattle Association. There is, perhaps, nothing that says community as much as those in agriculture who produce our food. Julia Wickard is passionate about agriculture, a farmer herself, watch this video to see how local food production from farm to fork in Indiana, is helping feed communities, states and the world.
50 in 52 Journey interview of Stacey Noe, Rick Bentrott and Merea Bentrott of the Huxley Enhancements Recreational Organization (HERO). As more young people moved into Huxley Iowa it became quickly evident that something was missing. A group of them got together and formed HERO, a way to blend socializing with building community. Now over a hundred strong, this group is changing their community, volunteering, fundraising and improving life for all those around them. Watch this video and be inspired by the next generation building community for their own children as well as themselves. Moving their community and their state forward one good deed at a time.
Partners In Learning
50 in 52 Journey interview of David Wilkinson, Virginia Varce, and Gerald Ott of the Iowa Partners In Learning. Watch this video of a group that believes that bringing people and agencies together for discussions, forums, and moderating group discussions will only better all those involved. At a time where opposing viewpoints often cause rifts in communities, be inspired by a group who believe that we can disagree and still learn from each other and that doing so will benefit our communities and our society as a whole.
50 in 52 Journey interview of Jean Sackett of the Bethlehem Knitters. This group of men and women knit for a variety of organizations all over the world. When a local school teacher asked for help with their 3rd graders to teach them how to knit the group stepped up. Watch this video to learn about how a group of people are helping children help themselves and other children in their community. Be inspired by how something as simple as a scarf can really make a big difference and move a community, a state, a country and even the world, forward.