Robert Owens obtained his B.S. degree in Special Ed, taught for 7 years, and worked with at-risk youth in corrections, treatment, and chemical dependency for 12 years. Mr. Owens also holds a M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction with over 10 years of experience as a trained facilitator. Robert understands firsthand the powerful impact that outreach and student services programs can have on youth, and he has steered his organizations’ community collaborations accordingly. As a community liaison, partnering with local schools and universities to provide creative arts, youth mentoring and community support, Robert is one of the most sought-after personal development/inspirational speakers. As a person who believes in a holistic approach to impacting youth, his programs mirror his philosophy.