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By LuAnn Schindler

Know your value

Donahue outlines pressures of school culture, social media


January 26, 2023

LuAnn Schindler | SAM

Value-up • Motivational speaker Mike Donahue, of Omaha, talks to Summerland School patrons and parents, Sunday, about how to talk to promote self-value to youth

Mike Donahue understands pressure teenagers face. The Massachusetts native grew up "in a dysfunctional home" and internalized the pain and pressure he felt.

Eventually, that led to a pattern of bullying, feeding his emotions with the devaluing of someone else.

After a stint in the U.S. Air Force and as a youth pastor in Colorado, Donahue, who now lives in Omaha, visits schools across the world, sharing a message about knowing one's worth.

Donahue addressed Summerland parents and patrons, Sunday, in an hour-long dialogue about pressures adolesents face today.

Donahue said the social part of...

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