The Best Advice a Mentor Has Ever Given

The Best Advice a Mentor Has Ever Given

The Best Advice a Mentor Has Ever Given The Best Advice a Mentor Has Ever Given:Mentor and program director Michael Ivories shares the best advice he has ever given, as well as the advice he would have given to his 16-year-old self. He encourages his students simply to believe in themselves, as it is not […]

Why Interning in College Will Advance You in the Work Force

Why Interning in College Will Advance You in the Work Force

Why Interning in College Will Advance You in the Work Force Why Interning in College Will Advance You in the Work Force:Mentor and program director Michael Ivories offers advice on attending college, and landing a job thereafter. We are encouraged to seek out internships, as they greatly increase our chances of securing a job out […]

How Can An Education Really Help Me?

How Can An Education Really Help Me?

Teacher and Activist Ankur Patel shares why education is important to him. Both of his parents worked very hard to get an education. This gave Ankur an opportunity himself to get an education, and he then learned the transformational power of education. He explains that through an education we are able to develop a better […]

What Politicians Should Do Before They Are Elected Into a Position

What Politicians Should Do Before They Are Elected Into a Position

Teacher and Activist Ankur Patel shares what he loves most about running for elections and helping others. Ankur is passionate about talking to people, and understanding what their problems are. He believes it is important address problem solving, even before getting in office. Ankur believes promising solutions after an election is neither genuine nor authentic. […]

The Education System Would Be A Better Place If

Why Higher Expectations is Needed in the Entire Educational System

Why Higher Expectations is Needed in the Entire Educational System Teacher and activist Ankur Patel discusses how the educational system could be a better entity. Higher expectations across the board would positively impact the system, whether it is for school board members, teachers or students. Ankur believes that we should have long term thought processes […]

Does It Really Matter If I Vote?

Does It Really Matter If I Vote?

Teacher and activist Ankur Patel shares the importance of voting. Ankur explains his efforts on reaching the younger generation in terms of voting. He uses questions as a teaching tool, as many believe that it does not matter if we vote. Ankur also speaks on the importance of critical thinking and the deeper purpose in […]

Mentor Shares The Importance of Developing Problem Solving Skills

Mentor Shares The Importance of Developing Problem Solving Skills

Mentor Shares The Importance of Developing Problem Solving Skills Mentor and program director Michael Ivories shares his experience on growing up in a single-family home, and how critical thinking allows him to be successful within his profession. Not only is being a problem solver very valuable when working with children, but also an asset in […]

Why Should Adults Respect Children?

Why Should Adults Respect Children?

Teacher and Activist Ankur Patel shares the two qualities he believes make a good teacher. We learn that opened mindedness and respect play heavily into the positive development of a student. Although children must respect adults, adults must also respect children. Ankur explains that to respect a student’s intelligence we must listen, be patient, and […]

What To Avoid In Any Decision Making

What To Avoid In Any Decision Making

Teacher and Activist Ankur Patel shares advice he would have given to his 18-year-old self. We learn the importance of valuing our time, and working towards goals that will be beneficial long term. Much of Ankur’s advice is specific in decision making, but he shares that he always tries to avoid the “what if’s?” Join […]

An Excellent Time Management Skill That Will Aid Success

An Excellent Time Management Skill That Will Aid Success

Teacher and Activist Ankur Patel shares the best advice he has received. We are encouraged to think ahead, and ask ourselves if what we are doing now will benefit us in the future. Ankur explains the importance of not getting caught up entirely in thinking, as it is critical to act. Also, not to focus […]