Welcome to the "After the Bell RINGS" podcast, where I chronicle my journey of building an after school program from 3 to 300. Plus daily experiences building up and empowering youth.


  • What do you do when the rules of the game change?

    What do you do when the rules of the game change?

    23/10/2019 Duração: 08min

    I recently had a meeting with some of my executives who want me to take my youth program in a direction that I don't agree with. This meeting made me seriously re-think the way I do my job and, honestly, if I want to do it there.

  • Breakthroughs at Open Mic Night

    Breakthroughs at Open Mic Night

    10/10/2019 Duração: 08min

    One kid openly tells his brother to stop bullying him. Another kid knocks it out the park his first time to the stage.

  • Hey Mr. Micah!

    Hey Mr. Micah!

    04/10/2019 Duração: 08min

    My upcoming web series answers your questions and more. Submit your questions on IG @ micah_db

  • Where I find program ideas

    Where I find program ideas

    13/09/2019 Duração: 13min

    When I get into a rut, here's my go-to place to find ideas for events and activities.

  • I hated school ✍

    I hated school ✍

    04/09/2019 Duração: 17min

    While leading a group of young leaders, I have to learn how each of them learns - and, trust me, they're not all the same. This philosophy helped me get to know the students. That and... listening. This episode comes from Chapter 8 of my book "Who Stole My Future?"

  • I bankrupt a 14-year-old student. Oops!

    I bankrupt a 14-year-old student. Oops!

    14/08/2019 Duração: 35min

    One of the most impactful things I've done recently was attend a budgeting and life skills workshop hosted by United Way. HS students were given a life card. They went around the room and patronized different booths, according to what they're life card said. I had the "Fun Stuff" booth - trips, dancing, gym, and other recreational activities. Their job was to purchase these things while staying within their budget. . I kinda feel guilty cuz I sold one teen into buying 2 trips to London and Hawaii worth about $2,700 total. HE WENT BANKRUPT. I talk about how self-esteem plays a role in why we buy stuff we can't afford.

  • The lesson Ill never forget

    The lesson I'll never forget

    31/07/2019 Duração: 16min

    When you talk bad about yourself, psychologists called it destructive self-talk. When you say good things, it's called constructive self-talk. I got a call from a friend, whose self-talk played a huge role in her life and death. Hear how I encourage teens in my youth organization to reframe their perspective and see "negative" experiences as positive ones.

  • The Lonely Kid

    The Lonely Kid

    24/07/2019 Duração: 25min

    A personal experience with the "lonely kid" in Drone Camp - and then a book by a plastic surgeon - helped me realize why you have insecurities.

  • The Accident

    The Accident

    18/07/2019 Duração: 37min

    A group of 4th & 5th graders can NOW tell their friends and family, "I'm an author." Hear the stories they told in their book (COMING SOON on Amazon!) and my process of teaching them how to write a book in 6 hours!

  • I mean business

    I mean business

    10/07/2019 Duração: 12min

    In dealing with youth - and my life, for that matter, I'm drawing a line in the sand.

  • What would you do?

    What would you do?

    03/07/2019 Duração: 04min

    What would you do if your boss and your clients had conflicting demands?

  • Drone collision

    Drone collision

    28/06/2019 Duração: 42min

    What happened when a drone collided with my face, and the comment of the "class clown".

  • Summer Camp LIVE

    Summer Camp LIVE

    14/06/2019 Duração: 23min

    Hear LIVE segments of my Summer Drone Camp and Young Authors Camp.

  • Multiplying Your Podcast

    Multiplying Your Podcast

    07/06/2019 Duração: 20min

    Here's how you can create multiple podcast episodes from one event. Plus a valuable tip about events that fail.

  • Run businesses like families

    Run businesses like families

    30/05/2019 Duração: 15min

    I heard one of my favorite entrepreneurs advise a businessman to approach his business like he'd approach his family. So it made me rethink my strategy in developing my youth program. It gave me an idea I'm excited to put in place!

  • Going Broke!

    Going Broke!

    22/05/2019 Duração: 46min

    Listen up for a quick tool to pricing your programs accurately. Now, you can provide value to your clients and make money. Plus, cooking classes for kids who go hungry, and more!

  • Micah goes to a Jail

    Micah goes to a Jail

    09/05/2019 Duração: 11min

    It breaks my heart to see young kids in jail, especially when some aren't even in high school yet. I got a chance to enter a juvenile detention center and expose teens to a life of hope outside those gray walls.

  • Average to Awesome

    Average to Awesome

    02/05/2019 Duração: 50min

    I spoke with award-winning author and National speaker Tim Bowers about the importance of one's environment, leaving a legacy, and a lot more messages for our youth!

  • Dude, wheres my podcast?

    Dude, where's my podcast?

    24/04/2019 Duração: 18min

    Author and international speaker Leila Khan completely took over my podcast. And I want it back!

  • Hurry up and FAIL!

    Hurry up and FAIL!

    17/04/2019 Duração: 12min

    Have you ever had someone who kicked you when you were down? I tell the story of a Reverend and a counselor who did this to his own granddaughter.

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