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You Are Valued
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On this episode, Lana will introduce you to Ricky Roberts III, an author, speaker and founder of You Are Valued, a nonprofit organization to promote positive change. You Are Valued embraces the value of the individual. The more people are reminded of the greatness in who they are, the more productive and joyful their lives will be, and the more they will contribute to the well being of the world at large.
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Don't Box Me In: Ricky Roberts III

Today's guest is Ricky Roberts III. He is the author of four books, a columnist for Transformation Magazine, youth advocate, speaker and visionary. Roberts believes that everyone matters and deserves to know it.
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Ricky Roberts III
Ricky Roberts III is the author of four books, a monthly columnist for Transformation Magazine, youth advocate, speaker and visionary. Roberts believes that everyone matters and deserves to know it. This belief inspired him to create YOU ARE VALUED a nonprofit organization that creates positive change one heart at a time. The vision of YAV is a world where everyone sees the value in who they are and appreciates the same in others. Roberts has had the privilege to connect with 1000ís of youth and adults in a wide variety of settings from maximum-security detention centers to parent and adult groups to middle and high school classrooms. As a young person Roberts witnessed abuse on many levels between his mother and father, which impacted his perception of love and his self worth for many of his teenage years. After being stabbed nine-times at the age of 17, Roberts let go of his role as a victim and began asking how he can use what he has experienced to impact others in a positive way. Roberts takes everything he has learned not only from his own healing process but those he has had the honor to help in theirs and fuses it into his continued effort to best understand how he may be of service to others. Today, Ricky inspires through his writings, speaking engagements, workshops, youth outreach, volunteer work, efforts with the YOU ARE VALUED movement and his interaction with others in his daily living. He is dedicated to reaching people in a positive way wherever he may be. Ricky enjoys surfing, skateboarding, reading, writing, yoga, nature, art and traveling. Ricky resides in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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