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Meet April Lara

Meet April Lara

I educate teens, parents, teachers, and counselors about what it takes to be a great leader so that they can make a positive contribution in their families, schools, communities and the world.

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  • Ray and Janay Rice: Saved by the Elevator

    So much can happen in six months.  I have always had this philosophy.  Six months from now, your life can be completely different – totally unknown – and quite unexpected.  It may be good or bad, let’s say life is purposeful. Just ask Ray and Janay Rice.  It wasn’t long ago Janay was getting married […]
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  • An Open Letter to Bridget Anne Kelly: Help us with Our Leadership Deficit

    Bridget Anne Kelly Dear Bridget, You have been described as professional, friendly and nice; a supportive, caring mother of four children who has a just value system.  So I have to ask myself:  Where did a young, beautiful, smart mother who had so much going for her lose her moral accountability?  You were on a […]
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  • Help for Miss Florida: A Final Question Solution

    I have to confess:  I love watching the beauty pageants!  The beauty!  The glamour!  I have been watching the pageants since I was a young girl –a TV highlight in my home.  How pageants have evolved from big hair and similarity to natural beauty and diversity. I appreciate the hard work and dedication to takes to […]
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  • It’s not about Miley! It’s about our daughters!

    Many saw the letter to Miley that went viral with hopes of inspiring her to change behavior.  Once I watched her original “We Can’t Stop” music video, I was not as surprised by the performance.  Miley’s display at the VMA’s was not all that different from the music video.    We are all waiting to hear […]
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  • Teaching Accountability: How Anthony Weiner Can Inspire Our Children To Be True Leaders

    “Anthony has spent every day since [the scandal] trying to be the best dad and husband he can be,” she (Huma Abedin) says of her husband, who does all the laundry. “I’m proud to be married to him.”  This is a quote from Anthony Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin in People magazine spread last July. The family […]
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