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Blueprint for a Breakthrough: Shane Koyczan at TEDxYouth@SanDiego 2013

20mins. but worth every minute: Shane Koyczan shares his extraordinary blueprint for a breakthrough and breaks open hearts, minds and attitudes with his unlimited gift of poetry, storytelliing

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Comment by Susan Huizenga on March 7, 2014 at 3:19pm

Shane is a personal friend of my of my son.  A decade ago we had the opportunity to give him shelter for a few nights as he toured.So I know this message is coming from a very sincere place.  He is a gifted storyteller and performance poet and it is nice to see that he is using his skills to make a difference. I still have pics from his visit on my computer. See Below.

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