Heal Grow Thrive: The Podcast

Heal Grow Thrive: The Podcast

Heal, Grow, Thrive: The Podcast is produced and hosted by Forward Promise. Our mission is simple: boys and young men of color thriving! In this podcast, we’ll talk with direct service practitioners, young people, researchers, and leaders in philanthrop?


Bringing Humanity Back to Schools: A Conversation with Dr. Taquan Stewart
Jul 28 • 51 min
Dr. Rhonda Bryant talks with Dr. Taquan Stewart about his experience as a principal in South Los Angeles where he re-created his school as a caring institution. He shares many insights about how to focus on the humanity of students, as well as…
The South Has Something to Say: A Conversation with Tamieka Mosley & Nathaniel Smith
Jun 16 • 41 min
Forward Promise Co-Director, Dr. Rhonda Bryant talks with Tamieka Mosley and Nathaniel Smith about the issues faced by African Americans in the South during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and this time of heightened racial tension.Biography:Tamieka Mosley…
Anpao Duta Flying Earth
May 11 • 28 min
Forward Promise Co-Director, Dr. Howard Stevenson talks to Anpao Duta Flying Earth, Head of School at Native American Community Academy (NACA) in Albuquerque, NM, about the issues faced by the Native American community during the COVID-19…
Angela Diaz
May 8 • 21 min
Forward Promise Co-Director, Dr. Howard Stevenson talks to Dr. Angela Diaz,Director of the Mt. Sinai Adolescent Health Center, about how their center has shifted rapidly to respond to the COVID-19 crisis and needs of the youth they serve in one of the…
Tashel Bordere
May 7 • 24 min
In this candid conversation, Dr. Howard Stevenson speaks with Dr. Tashel Bordere, Assistant Professor for the Department of Human Development and Family Science at University of Missouri, talk about COVID-19 and grief. Dr. Bordere shares how racism,…
Quyen Dinh
May 6 • 23 min
Dr. Rhonda Bryant, speaks with Quyen Dinh, Executive Director of the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC), a civil rights organization representing the largest refugee community ever resettled in America. Quyen shares what they have seen as…
John Rich & Ted Corbin
May 5 • 20 min
In this conversation, Dr. Howard Stevenson talks with Dr. John Rich and Dr. Ted Corbin about how the COVID-19 crisis has impacted their program, Healing Hurt People, an initiative of the Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice of Drexel University…
Vanessa Hernandez & Kate Teague
May 4 • 17 min
Forward Promise Co-Director, Dr. Howard Stevenson, talks with Vanessa Hernandez and Kate Teague of California Youth Connection (CYC) about the unique challenges that current and former foster youth are experiencing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic….
Michael Byun
May 1 • 17 min
Forward Promise Co-Director, Dr. Howard Stevenson, speaks with Michael Byun, Executive Director of Asian Counseling Referral Services (ACRS) about how their organization and services have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. ACRS is a Forward Promise…
Kisha Bird
Apr 30 • 20 min
Forward Promise Co-Director, Dr. Rhonda Bryant, interviews Kisha Bird, Youth Policy Director at CLASP about what impact they see COVID-19 having on youth of color, where there are gaps in policy response and assistance, and how their organization is…
Gina Womack
Apr 29 • 28 min
Forward Promise Co-Director, Dr. Rhonda Bryant speaks to Gina Womack, Executive Director of Families and Friends of Louisana’s Incarcerated Children (FFLIC)—a Forward Promise grantee—about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their organization and…
Hector Sanchez-Flores
Apr 28 • 30 min
Forward Promise Co-Director, Dr. Rhonda Bryant, speaks with Héctor Sánchez-Flores about the impact of COVID-19 on their community and how they are responding. National Compadres Network is a Forward Promise grantee working to ensure that BYMOC heal,…