August 6, 2021

On today's show, Adrian and Ethan discuss mental health awareness. Later in the show, we bring you the first part of an interview with Inspiring Children Foundation.

Of the 74.5 million children in the United States, an estimated 17.1 million have or have had a mental health disorder — more than the number of children with cancer, diabetes and AIDS combined.

Good friends and encouraging words from adults are all important for helping children develop self-confidence, high self-esteem, and a healthy emotional outlook on life.

Children's emotional well-being is just as important as their physical health. Mentally healthy children have a positive quality of life and can function well at home, in school, and in their communities.

By improving children’s environments of relationships and experiences early in life, society can address many costly problems, including incarceration, homelessness, and the failure to complete high school.

And this brings us to today's interview with Inspiring Children Foundation...

James McGee with Children in the Youth Development Program
James McGee with Children in the Youth Development Program

For 18 years, The Inspiring Children Foundation and Never Broken program have been empowering children struggling with financial hardship, anxiety, depression and suicidal ideation by giving them the ultimate environment to survive then thrive at the highest levels. @inspiringchildrenfoundation

Through mental health, mentoring, project-driven learning, sports, and "earning their own way," youth discover the confidence that comes from self-sufficiency and right choices.

Over 135 college scholarships have been earned by the youth in their Leadership Program, which equates to over a 95% success rate.

While in Las Vegas last month, Bev had the opportunity to talk with Director of Development, James MGee, about the amazing work the organization is doing in the community. Today, we bring you Part 1 of that interview.