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A dream is just a dream if it's not pursued...
 

A DREAM IS JUST A DREAM IF IT'S NOT PURSUED

 

 
 
 
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I live to inspire others

 
 

 

I am Ricky Roberts III, author, national speaker and founder of You Are Valued (YAV).  YAV is a movement of valuing others that inspires youth (all people for that matter) to see the value in who they are and to appreciate the same in others.  I take what I have learned in my own life (YES – the many mistakes I have made too) and the insight I gain from 1000’s I have the privilege to connect with, every year, to offer all that I can to inspire others.

As a young person I was exposed to, and experienced, abuse on many levels, which impacted my perception of love, and my self worth. After being stabbed nine-times at the age of 17, I started to ask myself, “Why am I still here?” “How can I use the challenges I’ve faced to help others?” “What is my purpose?” Asking the bigger questions of my life was just the start.  It was only a matter of time before they turned into the pursuit of my passions, dreams, and things I will change in the world.

 

Speaking


 

I have the privilege to connect with 1000’s of youth and adults on a yearly basis in a wide variety of settings.   Whether it's speaking for a class, support group, at-risk program, awards ceremony, school assembly, an adult training, community event, and/or a national conference, I love it all just the same.  

 

 
 
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Books

 
 

 
 

Writing and sharing my books gives me a sense of passion, purpose, and happiness that money could never buy.   

 
 

Follow @RICKYROBERTSIII on Instagram 

 
 

NEver stop Believing IN

the greatness of who you are

and what you have to offer

the world Around YOU.

 
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