Episode 21: Learning to Recognize Heroes with Dr. Dred Scott

By Kelly Barner | July 7, 2021

Over the last year, most of us have expanded our concept of what it means to be a hero. From teachers to truck drivers, and grocery store workers to hospital staff, we have plenty of community members to look up to. We’ve also learned that anyone, anywhere, in any role has the opportunity to be a hero to the people around them every day – whether it is in their job description or not.

In this very special episode of The Sourcing Hero podcast, Host Kelly Barner welcomes Dr. Dred Scott, President of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Kansas City, and Anthony Clervi, Principal at Una, to talk about the importance of heroism in all its forms.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City has been helping at-risk youth for over 100 years. While much has changed during that time, heroes have always been present – sometimes in the form of the adults working at the club, and other times in the children themselves.


In this conversation, Dr. Scott and Anthony share their perspective on:

  • What adults in all walks of life can learn from the resilience and hope for the future shown by young people
  • How we can stay calm and centered enough to help others when times get tough and the pressure starts to rise
  • Why there are so many types of heroes, how we can recognize nontraditional heroes around us, and what people can do if they feel the call to step up for their own community


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