Voices of Young People Podcast

Audio. Springtide Research Institute.


Produced by Springtide Research Institute, these podcasts listen directly to young people as they respond to research and talk about issues impacting their lives.


40-minute episodes, personal stories from youth

Recommended Audience

clergy and leaders of all faiths who work with yout



Practical Applications

  • Understand youth better by listening to them talk about what's impacting their daily lives.
  • Practice active listening to better design ministry, pray for youth, and incorporate these insights.

About the Contributor

McKenzie Scott Lewis

A Baptist minister, McKenzie Scott Lewis’ faith experience ranges from Methodist, Church of God in Christ, Charismatic to Baptist. He has taught at IUPUI, served as corporate diversity director at Wellpoint Inc, coordinated diversity and inclusion efforts at Clarian Health Partners and served as CEO and chief cultural strategist for The MSL Group. He brings energy and experience to engage listeners from all walks of life.

A graduate of DePauw University, McKenzie has written extensively in his area of expertise, including the articles “Building Boardroom Trust” from the July 2009 Leadership Ventures Newsletter; “Editorial on Diversity” in the November 2008 Indiana Business Journal (IBJ); “Clarian Health Partners: United We Thrive” in the April 2007 issue of DiversityInc, Magazine; and “Helping Diversity to Grow Up” in New York Voice/Harlem USA October 1997 edition.

Formerly the director of the Center’s Northwest office in Crown Point, McKenzie Scott Lewis is the director of a new Center for Congregations project: Congregations with Communities.

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