This episode explores authenticity in the work, the importance of showing up for young people, and why youth development has to be global. Atrayus shares his own experiences with mentoring, talks about how he shows up in youth development work and also reminds us of the need to be bold and unapologetic in our work.
Atrayus Goode is the President and CEO of MENTOR North Carolina and founder of Movement of Youth (MOY). Atrayus has vast experiences working within community and youth serving organizations as well as global experience, including consulting in South Africa with Vuleka Schools; leading all-Black delegations to Cuba with Witness for Peace to examine historical and present-day Cuban realities through a lens focused on race, gender, and other aspects of Cuban identity; and traveling to Palestine/Israel with Interfaith Peace Builders to explore Palestinian and Israeli efforts to achieve peace with justice and investigate issues of detention and incarceration, the Israeli military court system, and political prisoners.
He is also co-Chair of My Brother's and Sister's Keeper (MBSK) Orange County, Member of the National Public Policy Committee of the 100 Black Men of America, and Chair of the National Board of Directors of Witness for Peace.
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