Kicked out of school to college-bound in the course of a year. She is brave. She will not be deterred. She is blazing a trail for her family and making her dreams come true.
September 3, 2020
A brave teen mother. Principled. Dedicated. Her journey to and through motherhood. Wow. Save your dirty looks for someone else. Co-host: Christine Heemstra-Maat
August 20, 2020
Bold. Goofy. Proudly Latina. Precious. Working towards independence. Not about to put up with discrimination.
August 6, 2020
She is Real. Resilient. Not From Here. Withdrawn. Focused. Hilarious.
July 23, 2020
A road across oceans, finding belonging, inspiration, and purpose. Enjoying the present. *Musical surprise feature*
July 9, 2020
Maurice (Part 2)
Who is God to a kid who's been through all this? What makes someone get involved in gangs? How can our schools and communities be more helpful for kids in tough situations? "Keep your head strong lil' bro. You just gotta remain positive through it all, cause a lot of people gonna come and go. You gonna feel pain a lot, so don't let it affect your decisions." *Listening to Maurice (Part 1) is recommended before listening to this episode!
June 27, 2020
Maurice (Part 1)
Insightful. Resilient. Matter of fact. "I don't wanna be another statistic." His story of what growing up as a young black male in Holland, as school, police, family and friends have made it difficult to thrive. This episode was recorded just before the #BlackLivesMatter protests of 2020, so it's not a response to it, but it certainly adds to the conversation in a healthy way. His personal story might be a refreshing break from the media, while also teaching us from his lived experience.
June 13, 2020
He went from sports, video games, and carefree, to drugs, juvie, and danger. But he's coming back up.
May 28, 2020
If you meet him, you won't forget him. Goofy, full of smiles, full of stories, full of resilience.
May 14, 2020
Ambitious. Discerning. Truth speaker. A young woman shares about being from Chicago, being misunderstood, trying to make it happen, learning lessons, and setting big goals. Cohost: Kristina Sage
April 30, 2020
A young man trying to be the man, trying to provide, and finding out what it means to proud of himself. Co-host: Malike Brandon
April 17, 2020
Season 1 Trailer
The debut season is here! The heroic stories of West Michigan's youth that often go unheard. Enduring tragedy, mistakes, court systems, and family problems, the youth who have often been labeled as "problems" show us there's much more than meets the eye. Get out of your bubble and subscribe today!
April 5, 2020