John Young VII

Teacher in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

John Young VII

Teacher in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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I'm a born and raised Midwesterner that has lived and traveled all over this great earth. I'm a teacher by day, a social entreprenuer by late night and early morning! The founding of Arete Prep (an education nonprofit) has given me the opportunity to design an organization from the ground up, and it has been amazing! I love taking an idea in my head and bringing it to life! It's magic.

For me life is about maximizing potential, pursuing my arete. You can only maximize by accepting that education never ends; I will pursue knowledge and experience until my final breath.

I display this in both work and play. For me "play" is running. I use the hours spent on the road running to learn about my body and my percieved limits. My best thinking is done while running, the roads and trails bring clarity and free my mind to be creative.

"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift." Steve Prefontaine

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