Had that teacher in his Strickland's high school art class never believed in him, he might have become another one of those kids who “just gets lost” in the shuffle. Instead, he has become a highly successful business and community leader. In addition to his role at Bidwell, he sits on the White House Council for Community Solutions by President Obama, is a MacArthur Genius, and is the author of Make the Impossible Possible. His contributions both to the business sector and to his community also earned him special recognition from U.S. Senator Bob Casey. Drawing from his own experiences, Strickland gives uplifting talks about the importance of seeing the inherent potential that exists in all of us. He says that everyone has the potential to do well in life—sometimes it just takes someone believing in them to unlock it.
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