Megan Hinton was a high school senior at the time of this interview and is now a freshman in college. Megan was considered one of the best students in her media production class and someone to be sought after by businesses.
She is highly respected by her former media production teacher, Mr. Mike Ligler. Megan has a bright future ahead of her in the area of filming, editing and a great work ethic.
Kevin is a personal trainer and former SEC football player, husband, father and home schooler. He and his wife, Debbie, started Journey Fitness in Longwood, Florida. jfaw.com. Growing up, his family moved around the country many times and he ultimately found stability in sports. A number of coaches had a positive impact on his life.
Mike Ligler is the media production instructor at an area high school and was voted Teacher of the Year by his peers. He shares the importance of being there for the students as a mentor and leader. Mike trains 160 students in video production throughout the year in the public school system. He's a community leader and is a bridge to the business sector by allowing his students to produce for local business and charity.
Sammie Smith has had an amazing career playing football at Florida State University and as a professional NFL player for the Miami Dolphins and the Denver Broncos. He's had ups and downs, incredible family support, and heros that came back into his life from the college coaching team when he needed them the most.
Youth Worker On Fire is a podcast for any one working full time, part time (no one really works part time with teenagers), volunteers and even parents of teenagers to 25 year olds.
This means people who are coaches, youth pastors, teachers, administrators and volunteers.
The need for youth workers is huge. The lack of youth workers is even bigger. The fall out of youth workers is tragic. The average last no more than 2 years.
This podcast is full of youth workers on all of these levels telling what went right, what went wrong, how they recovered and the incredible WINS because of never giving up.
There will be students who are interviewed, national and international speakers, writers and fellow podcasters, people you know and those you have never heard of.
These stories are meant to give you hope, insight, ideas and inspire you to endure, work with purpose and find places of rest.
This is Youth Worker On Fire!