I touched briefly on a question I’d asked , who are the youth workers that had inspired us as youth workers or into becoming youth workers. Roy (see comment) was curious to know who people had cited as inspirational. I rattled off an e-mail saying that although Mike Pilivachi and Mike Yaconelli had featured, five of the eight respondees had named a youth worker known mainly to them (usually their youth worker when they were teens). Roy and I were both encouraged by this ……. that inspiration had come through relationship.
“As one person I cannot change the world
but I can change the world for one person”
In response to this, as a learning and discussion opportunity. The question is, were you inspired by a local youth worker or a national figure? and, What about them inspired/influenced you?