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Current insights, tips & research about teens from the front line for parents, educators and mentors.

Amanda Rootsey, founder of teen holistic personal development school Shine From Within and coach to youth mentors all over the world, interviews experts about what’s going on for youth today.  From psychological insights to practical advice on how to hold a safe space for teens, it’s your short burst of inspiration and motivation amidst the crazy world of teens and tweens!

PODCAST: Welcome to Season 2 with Amanda Rootsey

PODCAST: Welcome to Season 2 with Amanda Rootsey

Welcome to Season 2 of the Youth Mentor Podcast!  I’m excited to share some wonderful guests with you in this season...I've had some incredible conversations about: An amazing mental health program in schools that empowers young people to own their story How to deal...

PODCAST: Understanding Gen Z with Tanya Meessmann

PODCAST: Understanding Gen Z with Tanya Meessmann

Youth mentor and founder of Girl Shaped Flames, Tanya Meessmann, shares how she built her business before diving into what this current generation of teens is really going through and how we can support them. In this episode Tanya focuses on: How Girl Shaped Flames...

Empowering Teens to Deal with Bullying: Noelle Fritsch

Empowering Teens to Deal with Bullying: Noelle Fritsch

I’m really excited to introduce you to Noelle Johnson with Sparks to Flames. Noelle is a graduate of our Youth Mentor Training Program and she’s also a school teacher who’s really passionate about supporting students when it comes to bullying. We Chat About... How we...

YMP021 – Project-Based Learning with Nicole Dyson

YMP021 – Project-Based Learning with Nicole Dyson

Nicole is a seasoned education professional, who's transitioned out of the classroom and into her own project-based learning projects! She's the Founder of Future Anything and Mayk, as well as a contributor to the foundation for young Australia’s YLAB program. In This...

Episode 18: Period Talk with Tasha Lawton

Episode 18: Period Talk with Tasha Lawton

In this episode we’re talking about periods with Tasha Lawton! Specifically about a new program, Period Talk, which involves kids talking to kids about periods. We talk about how the program was developed, why it’s important to talk to kids as young as possible about...

Podcast Episode 13 – Stacey Nelson

Podcast Episode 13 – Stacey Nelson

Today I’m excited to introduce you to Stacey Nelson, a yoga teacher with over 10 years experience teaching kids and teens through her own programs, in schools, working as a yoga therapist in a hospital, creating video content for Food Matters TV and running a kids and...

PODCAST: Episode 12 – Jayde Robinson-Clancy

PODCAST: Episode 12 – Jayde Robinson-Clancy

Founder of The Blossom Guide, Jayde Robinson-Clancy has a background working in youth mentoring, youth development and with women experiencing domestic violence and mental health issues. Jayde has worked with various women's committees including The United Nations...

PODCAST: Welcome to the Youth Mentor Podcast!

PODCAST: Welcome to the Youth Mentor Podcast!

Welcome to our very first podcast episode!  This is a super short episode to simply introduce what it's all about. The Youth Mentor Podcast came about after launching our Youth Mentor Training.  I've been interviewing so many amazing experts who work with youth in a...

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