Marcus Young – Missouri Nomination & Photography by Julie Lee Photography, LLC Issue 60 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
Nomination: Marcus is unselfish and understands who he is/what he wants to be. Marcus has a passion for serving others while placing their needs above his own. Marcus is a leader of others on and off the athletic fields. Marcus loves people based on his strong Christian beliefs. Marcus led his church youth group the past four years starting with three attendees and has grown to over twenty. Marcus led several devotional messages with Fellowship of Christian Athletes, assisted with Special Olympics and youth camps. Marcus set a goal from an early age to play college baseball and achieved that dream with a baseball scholarship offer this summer.
What inspiring things about you does your nomination not cover? I help with sport camps for kids in my city. Every team that I play on has some sort of camp for the kids in our town. I get the opportunity to work with little kids as they improve in athletics and as a person. Every camp is normally once a year for a week. I get to help kids learn fundamentals of the game. I have built relationships with the kids and every chance I get to watch them play I attend. The kids also come to the pool, where I work, they love to hang by my side as I teach them techniques on the slides.
What would you most like to talk about in your interview? I would most likely talk about my family and I, it would probably be what the future holds and how my family has impacted my life. My parents have spent a lot of their hard earned income on my sports. It has always been my dream to play professional baseball, and my parents have done everything they could to make my dream into a reality. All I want to do now is give back to them, for they have given me their all and it is time that they get my all.
If you were to present a topic to a group of your peers, what would it be and why? If I were to present a topic to my peers it would be sports and faith. I am just so passionate about athletics that it is my life. I would talk about how sports has impacted my family life. I would also talk about faith in the Lord, because this has changed my life forever. I would tie both of these together because that is my life. Faith, family and sports, that is who I am.
Look for Marcus in issue 60 of Inspiring Teens Magazine!