D. West, Joins Oprah and Dr. Phil In Daytime Talk Television
Oprah, Dr. Phil and Judge Mathis make room for D. West, America's renowned celebrity on-air TV personality and national motivational leader. Pure inspiration and empowerment! A change in a new direction!
Meet The Host Of The Show, D. West
Duane West is one of many success stories from the inner-city roots of Newark, New Jersey, who has overcome tremendous obstacles, odds, stereotypes, labels, poverty, and adversity to achieve international success. Duane West has been a national on-air celebrity expert television personality for 10 years. He is recognized most for his unprecedented success and no nonsense approach with unruly children and support for battered women on national television (NBC TV–Universal TV). He receives kudos, accolades and respect in communities globally as he delivers encouraging words of hope, wisdom, leadership, direction and inspiration to children and adults worldwide. Mr. West addresses the following issues on national television: youth leadership, health, fitness and wellness, family development, battered women, relationships and cultural diversity.
Duane “D.” West is the Founder and CEO of D West TV Network and Bound For Greatness Youth Leadership Programs. He is the Founder, Publisher, Editor In Chief and host of Teen Focus TV & Magazine. He is an author of several self-help books, a former professional football player, executive TV producer, director, celebrity fitness guru who trained the stars and professional athletes. Duane West is also the Founder and Chairman of Pro Athletes, Inc. In 1998, Duane West and Pro Athletes, Inc. was honored on the WGN Minority Business Report as the General Motors Minority Business Of The Week. Duane “D.” West is a self made entrepreneur, with a B. A. degree in Psychology from Rutgers Newark University.
Duane West lived without the daily comforts of heat and hot water for approximately 85% of his childhood. From grades k - 5, West was labeled an at risk child, like all warriors do he fought against the odds and is winning the battle against life’s adversity.
“I am one of many success stories from the inner city of poverty. I never perceived poverty as a disadvantage, I viewed it as an opportunity to grow and get better in life, to live a productive life poverty free. I believed, if I could make it in the ghetto, I could make it anywhere. More importantly, I realized that my future success lied within the choices and decisions I made daily. It was contingent upon my attitude, habits, tolerance, leadership skills and work ethics.” - D. West
Maury Povich said “Dee West’s contribution has been huge. I can just tell from my studio audience. He’s a huge star. When he comes out, you don’t have to prompt anybody - they’re on their feet clapping and applauding. It’s like he’s America’s camp counselor.” New York Post, April 1, 2001, entertainment section.
D. West’s renowned work with at-risk youth helped bolster national daytime talk show’s ratings to an unprecedented 19% in 2001.
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Steering Youth Steadfast In Positive Directions
Teen Focus TV & Magazine is a national television magazine and local Atlanta talk show that is for the youth, about the youth, to empower the youth to live their dreams. An innovative program that inspires youth.
Teen Focus TV & Magazine gives today’s youth hope and a sense of purpose to pursue their dreams relentlessly, particularly the disadvantage inner-city youth who are exposed daily to neighborhoods that are riddled with high crime, extreme poverty, drugs, violence, despair and people with listless souls. Unity and cultural diversity is significantly emphasized in our monthly projects, objectives and programs.
Teen Focus TV & Magazine is the only national youth TV talk show magazine in the USA with a national student exchange program for children and teens. More importantly, our national program gives students an opportunity to participate in Teen Focus’s television production and editorial department as contributing talk show host, field producers, talent coordinators, directors, technical support specialist, editors, columnist, graphic designers, and freelance writers. In addition, youth are introduced to challenging career opportunities and to elite professionals in business who are leaders in their careers: elite educators, entrepreneurs, entertainers, scientist, authors, community leaders, professional athletes, families, TV stars, and motivational experts. Youth who participate with Teen Focus TV & Magazine enhance their literary writing skills and elevate their self-esteem.
We have an innovative interactive youth program that creates instant enthusiasm. Youth learn leadership strategies from the best in all walks of life and professional fields who produce positive results. We are leading America’s youth toward socially acceptable behavior and lifestyles. Helping children and teens build leadership skills, character, self understanding, academic skills, teamwork and self respect. Preparing youth for productive roles in society, influencing youth to dream, set goals,take action, think positive, and live their dreams. Mentoring and motivating the future winners and leaders in society. Helping youth achieve positive results. Youth gain unprecedented knowledge, business experience, advice, support and winning life skill strategies and formulas to achieve success. Vital strategies and formulas that will inevitably remain with them for a lifetime and facilitate in their overall growth and development.
Teen Focus TV & Magazine is committed to helping children and teens commit to worthy causes in school and society. We offer viable remedies for the systemic social, economic, academic, psychological and emotional issues that plague today’s youth.
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CEOs, Presidents & Vice Presidents, MTV, Nickelodeon, Nike, Coke Cola, AT & T, Fox TV.
Career Development / Youth Employment Opportunities
Youth Internships ( Ages 6 – 19) This unique internship opportunity facilitates youth enrichment, leadership and academic achievement programs, particularly in schools k-12. Millions of parents across the country learn valuable information from the editorial articles written by youth interns. Editorial issues concerning toady's youth; their future, goals, dreams career ambition, and education. Our interns write articles with substance, to empower the people in the community. Issues involving civility, values, morale, morals, solutions, leadership, success stories and personal development and empowerment. Success stories about families in the community that are achieving positive results are also presented. Other issues involve the significance of strong family values in our homes in America. The editorial articles have positive role models, modeling strategies, parental involvement solutions, health, fitness and wellness advice and strategies, informative information that helps individuals, communities and families establishing harmonious relationships.
A major goal of our interns editorial articles is to discover and isolate various problems in society, and to research the issues which effect the people and the community. It is our interns responsibility as journalist and columnist to offer conducive remedies, support, advice and direction which lead to tangible solutions, feasible strategies and formulas that create positive change and results. Who wins with this program? The community as a whole wins, while corporations and business professionals get an opportunity to participate and facilitate with a worthy cause. Our interns are helping millions maximize their success in life. Their immense contributions on the job and in the community is not merely inspirational, it is absolutely admirable.
More importantly, it facilitates literacy, leadership, scholarships, health, fitness and wellness. In addition, it provides support for senior citizens, the homeless, physically challenged (handicap), battered women, children living in foster homes, and the socially and economically disadvantaged individuals in society. Yes, we are proud of our interns and this program because our interns also provide inspirational support for people who unfortunately have been stricken with life threatening diseases and illnesses.
There are scheduled field trips to major Fortune 500 companies, radio & television broadcasting stations, pro sports corporate facilities, and a variety of celebrity fund raising events. We are just as excited as the students are about this unique apprentice internship program because it is a dream come true for a prodigious number of students. Students are also afforded interview opportunities with some of the elite business professionals, celebrities, entertainers, movie producers, directors, managers, publicist, recording stars, TV & radio talk show host, and professional athletes (NFL, NBA, MLB etc.) in the world.
Positions Available in the Following Career Fields:
Journalist , graphic designers , television talk show co-host , marketing, promotions, customer service/support, community relations, show producers, field producers, camera operators, video editors, sound technicians and photographers.
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