Michael Arterberry: Shake The Dirt Off
Michael is a Master Encourager and dynamic motivational speaker. In 2008, he founded Youth Voices Center, Inc.; a non-profit with the mission of helping young people to become active, productive members of society. He helps them achieve this by overcoming their obstacles. In addition, he helps them overcome their history, stereotypes, as well as their own self-image and limiting beliefs. Michael received the 2010 USA Network’s Characters Unite Award for exceptional commitment to combating predjudice and discrimination while increasing tolerance and acceptance within the community. And, he is also the recipient of the 2014 100 Men of Color Award for leadership in education, government, mentorship, entrepreneurial success and community service. Most recently, Michael was awarded the Educator Of The Year Award from Y-COP, the Youth Community Outreach Program in Mt. Vernon, NY.
In this episode, Michael shares his story of a childhood plagued with the affects of an abusive father. He reveals how he coped with that abusive home life, which lead him into his journey of empowering youth as an adult. His captivating story combined with his riveting storytelling skills are quite impressive in this incredible interview.