By philosophical definition, power is the ability to influence the behavior of others with or without resistance. By youth motivational speaker Carlos Ojeda Jr.’s definition, power is the ability to get things done! The ability to bring about positive change in the world. He believes that true power is evident in education, technological advancement, and in revolution, but no more so than in the hands of the youth that make these things happen.
The Power of Youth is a ground breaking, interactive book that is designed to inspire students to cultivate the power that lies within them. The book echoes Carlos’ motivational presentations by illustrating to students that their voice is their power, and that power can help them change their lives, the lives of their family, their community and their world. It teaches students the elements of personal power that they possess and how to harness the skills they need to create positive change in their lives and community.