Darryl L. Bego is a 21-year veteran of education and youth development. An Ohio native and graduate of Davidson College, he earned his BA in Interdisciplinary Studies in 1988 and began a journalism career as a Pulliam Fellow in Indianapolis, IN, where he was one of twenty journalists chosen nationally to study and write news articles for an advanced graduate program. After four years combined working for newspapers and marketing firms, he entered the world of education in 1992.
Bego taught English and journalism at a private school for nearly five years and was listed in Who’s Who Among America’s High School Teachers in 1995. For three years, 1997-2000, Bego worked as a Career Advisor with Communities In Schools, guiding at-risk youth at four high schools through the career planning and college enrollment process.
He currently works full-time in Charlotte as a director of teen and family development programs, and he consults throughout the country with schools and youth-serving agencies that utilize his curriculum, assessments, and program designs. The Mayor’s Youth Employment Program, Communities In Schools, The Public Library of Charlotte-Mecklenburg, The Urban League, Nfinity Consulting Group, the Charlotte Workforce Development Board, and a host of schools are among his list of clients. He is a recipient of the PLCMC Director’s Award and the Urban Libraries Council’s Outstanding Leader in Library Youth Development Award. Bego has also received a Certification of Appreciation from the City of Charlotte for Outstanding Contributions to the Community and has been twice listed in Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals.
In their words...
I think this curriculum is very beneficial for today's at-risk youth. Not only does it encourage students to set realistic goals for their lives, but gives them tangible things they can do even now to achieve those things. So many young people don't understand that the choices they are making even at age 14 will have an impact on their adult life. I think every school with at-risk students should push this curriculum to teach students early on that where they end up in life is up to them.
High School Teacher, Mrs. M. Bell