Guide = Someone who demonstrates a way, idea, structure or path.
Team = A group that comes together to achieve a common goal.
Guide Team = A group that supports the best & highest good of an individual's personal goals, passions and dreams.
Erin is an Energy Healing Practitioner, a military veteran and holds degrees
in Business and Health Marketing Communications. For the last 20 years, she has owned a salon in San Diego as a Cosmetologist, specializing in hair restoration. She established a volunteer program for seniors, offering 100+ free haircuts a month, and was presented with the Humanitarian Award. She has led branding, marketing and events for global and nationwide social impact projects and non-profits, including CAYS, Blue Ribbons Worldwide and Autism Tree Project Foundation. Erin is a fun loving, Multicultural Innovative Educator. As a much beloved teacher, she brought a "new wave" curriculum to the Perris County educational system.
Erin is a creative visionary producing crafts for kids and adults through TheFaeryShoppe on Etsy. Her art is published in the book, Blindsight: A Quantum Life In A Human World. Creativity helps her maintain balance and facilitate growth. Her deepest mission is to ignite the creative side in all of us.
TOGETHER we are stronger.
The truth is, when we feel valued, supported and INSPIRED, the sky is the limit!
Find more from Erin Nicole on Instagram: @ErinNicole.Love
Founder Youth Inspired
Global Visionary & Heart-Filled Creative Faery
Born mountain dwelling hippie turned world-traveling USN Operations Communications Specialist - Erin’s passion for supporting the youth in us all began with her own struggles in school and being bullied. In adulthood, the struggle developed physically. She was sick for many years before finding the healing that only self-love brings.
Cheryl runs a global coaching company working with entrepreneurs and businesses dedicated to social impact. She has always been a humanitarian and is on the executive team of two global non-profits. She also supports and champions many other causes and non-profits.
She has always been dedicated to children and youth her whole life and is a certified Montessori and Reggio Emilia teacher. For the past 8 years, Cheryl is a regular part of the workshop team of Motivating the Teen Spirit founded by Lisa Nichols that help empower youth in emotional strength and intelligence.
She has always had a passion for youth. She believes that we must nurture the youth as our future leaders if we want to see real change in the world. Youth hold the key to many of the problems that we face in the world today. If we nurture their creativity, originality, voices and their expression, then we can create the ripple effect of change for good worldwide.
I am here on earth to love &
to catalyze love in others through music, art, service and being.
Find more from Cheryl at cherylangela.com,
World Accomplished Harpist
Cheryl Angela is known as the Angelic Messenger of Music and the Superpowers Catalyst. She is a multi awarding winning musician and composer ~ harp and voice primarily.
Gifted as a healer from childhood, she uses her music as a healing modality and is trained in therapeutic harp. Cheryl's music has touched tens of thousands of lives with healing and comfort. She is an international musician with three solo albums and multiple collaborations including film, DVD and stage performance.
His parents were the directors of a psychiatric centre in Australia, and from the age of 3, Gregory grew up around patients and thereafter worked as a psych nurse for 20 years. Although, he wouldn’t call it work. It’s play! He delivered seminars around the world, empowering people to reclaim truths about who they are and how they want to live.
His passion for helping people align with their purpose and vision through his creativity, humour and loving spirit was certainly uncanny! He presented people with choices by freeing them from their own thoughts and behaviors – “there is no right or wrong, only choices and consequences”. He opened and enlightened us to who we really are, to be the best expression of ourselves. He taught us to DREAM. And to never give up on that beautiful vision. Ever.
We lost Gregory on the Libra full moon this year, March 10, 2020. The impact he has left on so many people is awe-inspiring. Life changing, to say the least. Gregory envisioned a world where people lived free, free from their own games and narratives. He especially sought to reach the youth, through their parents. We are grateful to honor him in our teachings and to introduce his latest book, “The Art of Parenting: Letting Go”. This book is the best example of how Gregory offered alternatives to our choices. Note: 25% of book sales will go directly to the Youth Inspired organization to create more content!
He would have been ‘blissed out’ to have played together with this group. His sense of compassion, brilliant way with words, and powerful messages will forever be of value, having awakened our minds and been imprinted onto our souls.
"I had to learn to trust his choices more than my fears."
- Gregory Charles, The Art of Parenting: Letting Go
Gregory Charles was a true Master. Born in Australia, he traveled the world for 40 years, lived in 5 countries, appeared in hundreds of media interviews and greatly impacted the minds, ignited the senses and opened the hearts of the people he touched.
As a well-known Astrologer, Reiki Healer, Author, Lecturer and the finest of friends, Gregory was embraced by the Dalai Lama and kissed by the Pope!
You are the master of your own universe. I am the master of mine. As my dear friend and mentor often emphasized, “You can’t have a better relationship with someone else than the one you are having with yourself.” Gregory Charles was my teacher and confidant. He taught me how to look deep within, how to accept myself, and how to love all the parts that I discover and re-discover. He spoke to my soul from the very first day we met, and he continues to inspire me daily. Though he is no longer here with us in physical form, his consciousness is louder than ever! I am here to share insight, wisdom and guidance about the cosmos, consciousness and connecting to our core.
My style of teaching is based on invention, creativity and collaboration, using a psychological-spiritual model. This involves questioning the way we do things, offering more conscious and intentional choices.
I had an interest in Astrology from a young age, but have allowed myself to emerge into it for the last 3 years since moving to San Diego. Previously, I fulfilled a Master’s Degree in Mental Health, lived and taught in Europe, and held roles as a Therapist, Career Counselor and an Education Advisor.
I have enjoyed learning from and sharing experiences with people across the globe. I learned two things to be true: WE ARE ALL ONE in that we are derived from nature, and we are all SO UNIQUE in how we think, learn and process. I practice Esoteric (soul-centered) Astrology combined with mental wellness to create a magical healing combination. The more open and honest we all are, the further out we can explore!
The deeper we go, the more we learn about and heal our inner selves – the more sensitive to the world and its beauty we become.
Helice ‘Sparky’ Bridges
Aka “Grandma Sparky”
Founder Blue Ribbons Worldwide
Master Communicator and Mentor
Grandma Sparky produced, wrote and starred in a musical along with 150 Miss Teen American Contestants. Her music was performed on ABC’s 20/20. Over 50 million people impacted by her work translated into 12 languages.
In 1980, she created the “Who I Am Makes A Difference”®. Blue Ribbon Acknowledgment Ceremony. This message has impacted over 50 million people worldwide, averting adolescent suicide, ending violence and making dreams come true...in a minute or less.
Grandma Sparky has spoken on stages along with Vice President Al Gore and the Dalai Lama. Her work has been published in Mentor Magazine along with Eckhart Tolle, Wayne Dyer, and Jack Canfield.
Now at the youthful age of 76, Grandma Sparky travels the world teaching kids and adults in schools, organizations, corporations, and military how to unite humanity through the power of love.
I love Erin’s spirit of collaboration. She is our inspiring Faery. Together, her team of spiritual leaders and celebrities are ensuring that young artists have a platform to be supported and recognized worldwide. Youth iNspired’s is the answer to bringing art to our world. It is an idea whose time has come.
Follow and join Grandma Sparky and her team to honor 1 Billion People by 2020! http://blueribbons.org/ Follow Grandma.Sparky on Instagram.
Blue Ribbons World Wide 501c3
Janina is a doctor, a psychologist to be exact. She is also a scientist, a writer, animal lover, and a full time geek. Geek culture had a powerful effect on her life, helping her to recover from PTSD and learn to manage her chronic pain disorder, uncover her secret superpowers, and discover a way that she can help others.
In working with both active duty service members and civilians she saw the powerful impact that stories have on our lives. When we relate to a particular person, real or fictional, this can make us feel less alone, inspire us to make a difference, and can potentially help us heal. Janina began incorporating relatable examples from geek culture into therapy, first with active duty Marines, many of whom love Batman and Superman.
Last year she was interviewed several times by The Huffington Post Live TV, she was invited to present at different conferences, both pop culture related (like the San Diego Comic Con) and professional ones. Jania was also invited to give lectures and provide training to medical residents and psychology graduate and post-doctorate students at various hospitals and universities, including Rady’s Children’s Hospital in San Diego and the Veteran’s Affairs (VA) Hospital.
She could not be happier to share my love for geeky things with the world and hope’s that more medical and mental health settings will start and continue to implement geek culture into treatment.
Star Wars Psychology, Walking Dead Psychology, Game of Thrones Psychology, Captain America vs. Iron Man Psychology, Doctor Who Psychology, Star Trek Psychology, and others are a few of the books Janina has co written. In addition, she wrote her own books, Superhero Therapy, which is part book and part comic book, illustrated by the incredible Wellinton Alves, published by the amazing Little, Brown and Company.
I am currently working as a Clinical Psychologist at at the Center for Stress and Anxiety Management. My job is to help people with PTSD, anxiety, and depression.
Author, Musician, Songwriter,
World Traveler, Speaker, Motivator
Mikal Masters is on a mission to inspire all humans to their potential as more than just what he calls a “Meat Suit.” With his book, “Blindsight, A Quantum Life in a Human World,” along with the accompanying 5-Part Video Simulation Series, Mikal is revealing our true nature as beings of Intelligent Energy, or as he calls it, “Intellergy.”
Through Blindsight, Mikal joins his voice with some of the most engaging thinkers of the millennium to illuminate the difference between the brain and the mind. As he says, “The brain is merely our personal computer for receiving information, processing and storing it and then transmitting. The higher mind is our true self and the creator of our reality.”
Mikal identifies what he calls “The Human Disease” or our addiction to the reactive nature of the physical brain with its belief systems, preconceptions, expectations and habits. The modern human’s focus and reliance on the brain excluding the higher mind has led our species to the brink of failure of virtually every system it has created: education, environment, political, social, technological and religious.
With Blindsight, Mikal offers fun and engaging ways for managing this addiction while at the same time, inspiring mindful ways to consciously evolve and heal our world.
Mikal is out speaking and spreading this amazing and exciting message. With his decades of experience as a stage performer, you will not want to miss him!
A Youth inspired is much like a candle: bright and vibrant yet so fragile; at the same time, capable of igniting a grand blazing inferno. The millennium young person is the epitome of potential, promise and possibility. We want to be a part of the reality that these Indigos are creating in any and all ways.
The millennial youth are creating a reality that will little resemble what has come before. It is more than essential to do everything one can to make that reality one of expanded awareness with interdependence with all beings.
We are what we think.
Learn more about Mikal and his journey at blindsightbook.com or on facebook.com/blindsight111
Creative Director of House of Ryura Designs
Fashion was something he discovered when he was young, creating garments for paper dolls and drawing characters with very unique looks for defending the World from any threat to peace. Now taking House of Ryura in a new direction working with cosplayers and creating more than just fashion but putting creativity into movement going beyond just the cat walk.
I was introduced to art at a very young age as I got older I saw and understood how important art is in not just the development of a young mind but how it helps maintain stability in an adults life. I am very happy to be part of the Youth INspired family and look forward to help others find creativity and grow with it.
No artist should be alone in the struggle of becoming an artist.
Greg has spent many years in high technology and business strategy, with companies including Apple, Merix Corporation and Compression Labs. He is a MBA from Harvard Business School and B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University.
Today Greg is a pioneer of a new method for physical and emotional healing called Harmonic Sequencing (HS). HS enables people to access high frequency energy patterns created through harmonic overlays generated by the heart by healing intentions. Or in other terms a newly developed method of letting go of old habits, patterns and pains!
Greg developed the Harmonic Sequencing technique as part of his own healing journey of self mastery and highly developed mentors. He has successfully healed himself of prostate cancer, sleep apnea and cycle brain chemistry (a variation of bi-polar).
HS can help parents and youth to remove the barriers of physical and emotional impact that have stood in the way of more complete self expression have you on a path of dreams.
To Greg supporting our youth to discover and share their gifts is one of the most important things we can do to help all of humanity create and share a better world.
Youth Inspired is honored to have Greg as a part of our Guide and Structure Team in supporting and uniting humanity through youth creativity!
Follow and Contact Greg @ Greg@GregBetts.com
Soul Artist ~ Graphic Designer Comic Artist ~ Comic Con
JJ is a born artist creating success at the age of 10, then boosted into the comic industry at 21 after winning an art contest in the back of a comic book.
To now working for Marvel, Wild Storm of Image Comics, DC Comics, Lions Forge and all kinds of freelance with companies like General Mills and Sony, JJ pays his bills every month with art thriving in his passion!
You will find JJ at every comic con in San Diego California and all throughout the comic and graphic world! His knowledge and artistry is top of the line!
He grew up where art was allowed and in all the schools where he could be embraced in his individual talents. Today’s art has been almost eliminated from the school system, JJ has a heart from education and creativity. JJ believes bringing back creativity is a key to unity as art is a gateway to an open mind and imagination. Unity can be hard when people have been caught up in their personal stuff, phones and technical life.
Youth Inspired is a place where JJ believes art and creativity can be seeded back into education and the joy of the world!
Get people off the couch and giving them a place to play is JJ’s mission.
JJ has had many mentors and people around him that inspire him like Jim Lee Owner of Wild Stonehead and editor of DC Comics and Warner Brothers. Jim gave JJ his first chance in the industry and is still inspired by him today.
However fans and peers that he has known over the years keep him motivated.
JJ loves to give back and highlight the world with creativity!
Deborah Robin Mech
M. Ed., M.S., CCH, CSC, is the President and Founder of her umbrella company, URU-Universal Resources Unlimited, and has been providing a variety of Human
Development and Professional Growth Seminars since 1998.
Deborah has also been a professional educator and educational consultant for over 33 years, and her specialties include her groundbreaking work created in 1994, Spiritual Diversity in Education, which has now grown into a multi-faceted educational program.
Deborah describes Spiritual Diversity in Education as a conversation and interactive experience designed to explore this aspect of being human.
This emerging field of Spiritual Diversity in Education has also been described by Deborah as “a bridge between the left brain, concrete, linear components of traditional education, and the right brain, creative, abstract, multi-dimensional components that exists simultaneously in the educational environment”.
Deborah herself is a unique blend of traditional and non-traditional educational training, experiences and practices. She performed teaching and administrative duties for 12 years in the San Diego Juvenile Court and Community Schools, working with incarcerated youth.
Since that time, Deborah has been working in the public, private, and charter school systems providing direct support and consult/collaboration to students, teachers and parents at all levels of education, and through her private practice, URU-AlternativeEducational Systems.
Deborah is a CSLA (California School Leadership Academy) graduate and holds a B.A. in English (University of Massachusetts-Amherst), the M. Ed. in Curriculum and
Instruction, and the California Preliminary Administrative Credential, (San Diego State University). She also has an M.S. in Special Education.
Deborah has also completed training in the fields of Hypnotherapy and Energy Healing, and served as an Instructor and Curriculum Designer for The School of Healing Arts.
With an all around heart for life, love and youth, Deborah supports Youth Inspired with her creative touch and knowledge that expands you by her presence.
URU-Universal Resources Unlimited
encompasses the collection of Deborah’s work, projects, and products.
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”When the Bizarre becomes Normal, the Normal becomes Bizarre!”
Artist and holistic educator
I have been an artist for as long as I can remember. Always aware of the beauty in our surroundings, as well as in each person, I believe that we are all creators, we just use different mediums! As an art teacher, I help others to unlock their creative potential and activate their right brain, enhancing vital skills like problem solving and critical thinking.
In addition to the belief that our creative natures are essential to cultivate, wellbeing in general is my passion. As a teacher of the arts in high school, I noticed that there was a need for students to learn about the power they have to create their own happiness and resilience. The Art and Science of Wellbeing is a high school elective course that I have created to help students learn how to manage their inner lives in order to achieve balance and awareness of their emotions and health both physically and emotionally. I was never a fan of the way school promotes mass conformity, and the phrase, "when you get into the real world..." directed at the youth has always rubbed me the wrong way. Of course young people are already part of the real world! They should be included as contributors as well because they have value to add to the world because of who they are and what they can do. It is well known that people need a sense of purpose in order to thrive.
This is why I am so excited to be part of Youth Inspired. I have always imagined a program where kids can be connected with mentors on their own timeline, not just because they are 18 or have achieved some imaginary benchmark set by society. Lets get them actively building their dreams today, this real world needs them and their passion!
I believe that we must nurture the youth as our future leaders if we want to see real change in the world. I believe youth hold the keys and solutions to many of the problems that we face in the world today. If we nurture their creativity, their originality, their voices and their expression, then we can create the ripple effect of change for good worldwide.
Lets Make Believe!
Play is the most ancient and sacred form of learning and I know that part of my mission is to help people tap into their creative selves with a sense of play and purpose.
Friends of Rosarito's Children
Marilyn quotes a John Lennon lyric to explain her current life in Rosarito, Baja, Mexico: “Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans.”
When she discovered Rosarito 7 plus years ago, she found a niche writing about Rosarito’s artists for the Baja Times. She was more interested in exploring their stories...why they do what they do….then the art itself. She soon discovered that, as Robert Gumbiner patron of the Long Beach Museum of Latin American Art discovered years before, Baja artists are world class artists not getting the attention they deserve.
With this background, Marilyn was an accommodating co-conspirator when Xochitl Contreras, director of Rosarito CEART, the new cultural center, approached her with a dilemma. Xochitl had a state of the art facility and a stellar staff of art, music, theater, dance and photography teachers but few students. There were many young noses pressed against ‘the candy store window’ who lacked the $15-$20 per month it took to get in.
Very soon, Friends of Rosarito’s Children, FoRC, was born. FoRC, now a program of the Long Beach/Rosarito Friendship Cities Association, is in its 3rd semester of providing scholarships for local students to attend classes, not only at CEART, but also with private instructors in the community. FoRC provides music instruments, art supplies, library books and opportunities for students to showcase their work at Rosarito Art Fest and internationally.
FoRC has found college scholarships for two of their students; one of whom will do whatever it takes to be able to float in space as a scientist/astronaut and one who plans to move to Miami to earn Mexico another Oscar for movie directing.
Marilyn and FoRC appreciate the opportunities Youth Inspired has afforded to advance the visibility of Friends of Rosarito’s Children and the youthful talent they represent in the greater San Diego area.
Secretary - We Are One Foundation
Founder - Renaissance Solutionz
Ms. Arnett-Jordan is having a highly interesting life. She began her involvement in the arts at age three with ballet classes and continued dancing for the next twenty years. After receiving a BA in Politics from UC, Santa Cruz (where she was chosen to participate in Tom Lehrer’s musical theater course), she went on to study at the New School for Social Research in New York City. After realizing that the answers to life’s big questions weren’t going to be found in that environment, she left graduate school to care for her quadriplegic mother. During the two decades of that journey, she cultivated the fruits of the Spirit (Galations 5:22-23) and expanded her repertoire to include professional translator (German to English), organic gardener, Suzuki piano teacher, and classically trained opera singer. She performed extensively in local productions and founded a successful concert series at her church and a music trio (Trio Vivace) for which she produced a CD (Maiden Voyage).
Ruth is both humbled and excited to be part of the vanguard of Truth Seekers -- scientists, economists, psychologists, doctors, spiritual leaders...people -- rewriting the story of what it means to be human and manifesting these "new" concepts through concrete action.