Young Men’s Ultimate Weekend—An interview with Dr. Mark Schillinger
June 15, 2013
Hosted by Marianna Cacciatore
We’ve forgotten the power of rites of passage experiences for our young men— experiences that expose them to the leadership skills necessary for a successful adulthood; help them discover what makes them withdraw or rebel; and inspires them to be responsible and resourceful. Enter Dr. Mark Schillinger—a creative and tireless advocate for young men to find the tools that bring them greater satisfaction in their life. In his Young Men's Ultimate Weekend program, he's invested thousands of hours "in the trenches" with young men learning what makes them tick and what motivates them to reach for, and believe they deserve, a rich, fulfilling and creative life. Dr. Schillinger’s success with young men also extends to parents in their relationship with their boys. In his Ultimate Parenting Weekend, he teaches parents how to use their authority, influence and innate wisdom to create respectful relationships with their sons. We hope you’ll join us for this exciting interview.
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Today’s news is filled with stories that break our hearts. On Bread for the Journey Radio, you’ll hear stories that help mend it back together. Join Marianna Cacciatore as she interviews ordinary people who are doing extraordinary things, often small and always meaningful, to make our world a better place. Some, like Marianna, have suffered a tragedy, and, as a result, have created something beautiful to bring others healing. Others are helping women in crisis, making life better for children living in poverty, greening their neighborhood, or any number of creative things that make their community more beautiful, healthy, and connected. These women, men and young people inspire us to think about our own lives, and what we can do to make a difference in the world. Their stories become Bread for our Journey, inspiration and nourishment for a life well lived.
Most would agree Marianna Cacciatore’s life has been one well-lived. Through her work over 25 years with people who are working to bring about a better world, she has a unique vantage point from which to tell the stories we don’t generally hear in the media today. Marianna possesses the rare gift of presence, a deep listening which evokes in people the desire to tell their story.
Having suffered a childhood tragedy that spiraled downward into her teens and young adult years, she eventually turned things around and created a grief center that has brought healing to thousands of people. She recounts the full story in her book, Being There for Someone in Grief. Today, she serves as a Lifetime Emeritus Board Member of Tu Nidito in Tucson, Arizona, the parent agency for the organization she founded in 1988 called Children to Children, a Center for Children and Families in Grief.
Everyday Marianna meets ordinary people doing extraordinary things through her work as Executive Director of Bread for the Journey, a philanthropic organization with 20 locations nationally. Each volunteer-run chapter practices neighborhood philanthropy in their respective communities, helping everyday people bring their community-minded ideas to life. The Bread for the Journey vision is to nurture the seed of generosity in every human heart and Marianna’s life is a living expression of just that. Join her as she ignites the heart of generosity in you.