Episode 12

Authenticity in the Work with Atrayus Goode

Published on: 23rd September, 2020

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. 

Follow Atrayus on Social Media:

Twitter: @Atrayus

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/atrayus/

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Reimagining Youth Work
Exploring how to re-think and re-make systems that serve young people.
The Reimagining Youth Work podcast is an exciting, new, and thoughtful exploration of how our world is impacting young people, what adults can do to re-think their work with young people, and how we can all work together to re-make the systems that serve young people. The podcast is hosted by veteran educator, mentoring expert, and executive director of the Youth Mentoring Action Network (YMAN), Dr. Torie Weiston-Serdan. The podcast is recorded in both audio and video formats.

Like the work of YMAN, the podcast is part of our mission to re-imagine and re-make youth-led and multigenerational spaces in which healthy dialogue, community-engaged education, and civic engagement create equitable environments for youth to thrive.
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