TOBY Talk: All Things Teens and Volunteering

Episode 13: The Congressional Award

An episode of TOBY Talk: All Things Teens and Volunteering

By Lion's Heart Teen Volunteers
We are Lion's Heart - Teen Volunteers and Leaders, teens dedicated to positive social impact. Join Dom and Emma for the TOBY Talk Podcast dedicated to supporting teens as they give back to their communities! Get tips and tricks on positive ways to give back to your community, connect with peers, learn about amazing nonprofits, and learn more about how to get involved as a Lion's Heart volunteer!
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Episode 24: Goal Setting for the New Year
What is a S.M.A.R.T goal and how can you apply it to your life? Join Dom and Emma this week as they share top tips for setting awesome goals--and achieving success--just in time for the New Year!
December 12, 2018
Episode 23: Meet Susan with the Pacific Symphony
Meet Susan Miller Kotses, the Vice President of Education and Community Engagement at Orange County's Pacific Symphony. How does one go from Opera singer to VP? How can teens get involved in music education and volunteer for great events in their community? Learn more this week on the TOBY Talk podcast!
December 7, 2018
Episode 22: Meet Glenn Llopis
Meet Glenn Llopis: Lion's Heart board member and leadership expert. He's a former C-suite corporate executive and entrepreneur of several successful companies, an accomplished author, and founder of his own consulting business, the Glenn Llopis Group. Hear his leadership story and tips for success this week on TOBY Talk!
November 30, 2018
Episode 21: John Forsyte and Orange County's Pacific Symphony
Join us this week for the TOBY Talk podcast as we welcome John Forsyte, President of Orange County's Pacific Symphony! Hear about the importance of music and music education as well as ways you can volunteer to support the arts in your community. Plus, hear John's story about how volunteering has impacted his life and how music motivates him to be an inspirational leader!
November 16, 2018
Episode 20: Practicing Mindfulness with Jamie Lynn
During times of stress or anxiety, remembering to practice #mindfulness can be a great way to open yourself up to more positivity and strength. Join us for a very special edition of the TOBY Talk podcast as we hear from Jamie Lynn, a certified yogi and advocate of self-care! Plus, take part in a short calm breathing exercise to help you set your focus for your day!
November 9, 2018
Episode 19: Fall Season Reminders
Thank You for being a friend! Join us this week for #TOBYTalk as Dom and Emma recap some important fall reminders for Lion's Heart members! Plus, hear some tips for finding that perfect topic for your college application essay, learn about #GivingTuesday, and prep for an amazing fall season of thankfulness!
November 2, 2018
Episode 18: Scariest Things About Volunteering
Dom and Emma tackle the scariest things about volunteering! With Halloween just around the corner, it's natural to think about some of the things that scare you--but what about volunteering? Maybe you aren't sure what to expect or are apprehensive about meeting new people. Listen to this week's #episode for confidence-building tips and more!
October 26, 2018
Episode 17: Congressional Award FAQs
Are you a #lionsheartstrong member or Class Coordinator interested in The Congressional Award? Hear some answers to some commonly asked questions about this program and learn how Lion's Heart can support your participation! Plus, be on the lookout for more supporting materials in your toolkit coming soon!
October 19, 2018
Episode 16: Meet Our Volunteer Outreach Manager
How does Lion's Heart cultivate volunteer opportunities for teens across the country? Meet Shari, our Volunteer Outreach Manager! Hear her Lion's Heart story as well as her tips for connecting with nonprofits and setting volunteering goals!
October 12, 2018
Episode 15: Meet Our Community Managers
Join us for episode 15 of TOBY Talk where we chat with the Lion's Heart Community Managers, Dawn and Anissa! Listen in as they share how volunteering has made a positive impact on their lives and their families. Plus, learn about what it means to be a Class Coordinator and how you can sign up to lead a group in your own chapter!
October 5, 2018
Episode 14: Fall and Holiday Giving
It's that special time of year where your heart is full and you want to give back to others during the holidays. Start planning your activities now! Listen to episode 14 of TOBY Talk as Dom and Emma share tips for fall and holiday service projects. Plus, hear important Lion's Heart member reminders!
September 28, 2018
Episode 13: The Congressional Award
Meet Derek Doyle, Director of Communications for The Congressional Award, America's Award for Youth. The Congressional Award is about challenge--a fun and interesting way for you to become more involved in something you already enjoy or try something for the first time. Lion's Heart is proud to now be a certifying organization for this program!
September 21, 2018
Episode 12: Self-Care 101 and Project Guides
School's back in session and you have a million things on your plate! How do you de-stress and make time for Y-O-U? Check out Dominic's tips for self-care on Episode 12 of TOBY Talk! Plus, learn more about new service activity and project guides now available in the Lion's Heart Member Toolkit!
September 14, 2018
Episode 11: Secrets to Earning Scholarships
Meet Sara Newton: She volunteers with the University of California, Irvine to review scholarship applications. She joins Becca and Dominic this week to talk about tips and tricks for completing (and earning) your very own scholarships!
September 7, 2018
Episode 10: Time Fulfillment Activity
New school year means new challenges with making time for things. There’s so much that you need to do for school, college apps, and extracurriculars. Plus, you want to make sure you have time to spend with friends, family, and your Lion’s Heart peers! How do you stay on top of everything you want to do and stay sane? We’ll walkthrough a time fulfillment activity you can do with your group or on your own!
August 31, 2018
Episode 9: TALKIN' GRIT Podcast Takeover
Why is it important to incorporate fitness in your regular routine? How does fitness go hand in hand with volunteering? What is GritCycle and how does this amazing fitness brand make a positive impact in the community? Join us for a special collaborative episode of TOBYTalk with TALKIN' GRIT!
August 27, 2018
Episode 8: Meet Second Chance Foods, Inc.
What does it mean to rescue food and reduce hunger? How can you volunteer to support this cause? Learn more by tuning in to our special interview with Second Chance Foods Executive Director, Martha Elder. Second Chances Foods is a nonprofit dedicated to rescuing unsold, un-served, and aesthetically imperfect food and distributing it in an effort to reduce food waste and food insecurity.
August 27, 2018
Episode 7: Back to School Tips!
Getting ready for back-to-school? Join us for Episode 7 of TOBY Talk where we share our Top 10 Tips and Tricks for starting a fresh year of school (all ages). Plus, learn about an upcoming special Lion's Heart event in Orange County, CA!
August 27, 2018
Episode 6: Audrey's Teen Volunteering Story
What's it like to be a teen volunteer? What does it mean to really connect with a cause you care about? Hear from Lion's Heart Teen Member, Audrey, as she shares her story of giving back and helping families in need with the Ronald McDonald House!
August 27, 2018
Episode 5: Meet Allie, Lion's Heart Alum
How does volunteering help you with college applications? What are some tips and tricks about surviving college once you are accepted? How can you use your community service experience to apply for scholarships? Learn these answers and more with #TOBYTalk Episode 5!
August 27, 2018
Episode 4: Meet Terry Corwin
Meet Terry Corwin: Lion's Heart Founder and current Board Member. Where did Lion's Heart begin? Why is it important to volunteer? How does someone build a nonprofit organization from a good idea? Learn these answers and more with #TOBYTalk Episode 4!
August 27, 2018
Episode 3: Ways to Help Your Environment
So, you want to volunteer and help the environment? Join Dom and Emma as they share tips and tricks for volunteering during the summer and taking action outdoors! Get ideas for service projects, learn about some of our favorite organizations, and hear a special volunteer story by Lion's Heart Member, Grace! All this and more in Episode 3 of TOBY Talk!
August 27, 2018
Episode 2: Meet Becca
Meet Becca Tankersley - Lion's Heart Executive Director. What exactly does an Executive Director do? What does it take to run your first marathon? What is coming up around the corner for Lion's Heart? Learn these answers and more with TOBY Talk Episode 2!
August 27, 2018
Episode 1: Why TOBY Talk?
Our very first episode! Learn what TOBY Talk is and hear some teen volunteer stories. Share your stories with us via for a chance to be featured in an upcoming episode!
August 24, 2018
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