It is awesome when an organization takes time to work with kids and to recognize what magic they can make happen.
It is also wonderful when a company makes it's purpose to celebrate those young people.
Positive Athlete does just that.
Today, I am talking with Ryan Pederson who is the Director of Partnerships and Programming for Positive Athlete. He shares with us the history of Positive Athlete and its vision and focus.
I really like this statement from the Positive Athlete website:
"Positive Athlete is a movement by high-character professional athletes tied to professional and collegiate sports teams to celebrate young athletes who have overcome difficult circumstances, give back to their communities, or have an infectious attitude that positively affects those around them."
Too often young people are portrayed by modern media as being negative and uncaring. This image is not true. Postive Athlete brings that to light.
Anyone can nominate a young person, take a look at the end of the show notes for links to understand more and to nominate.
Connect and find out more:
Connect with Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, you can connect on Twitter @PositiveAthGA and
During the interview Ryan mentioned Dave Ramsey's book "Total Money Makeover" as a book everyone should read. Here are links to that book and to Dave's website.