Carlos Anariva

 

Carlos loves his job. He is energized by speaking to youth and enjoys encouraging them to make healthy life choices. His heart for youth comes from his upbringing and how that shaped his life.

              Carlos was born and raised in Dallas. Growing up he found himself struggling with peer pressure but understood that he had to make better choices to have a better life. Carlos overcame and realized that even if he could not control outside pressures, he could control how he would respond to them. In high school and during his youth he began to make changes. Shortly after graduating high school and entering college he began to volunteer in his community and with organizations such as Younglife and Buckner International with at risk youth. The mentors he met along the way had made an impact in his life and Carlos in turn wanted to do the same.

              He now is able to do that full time through his career choice as a speaker with Just Say YES and spends his free time Drawing, Fishing, and Volunteering weeknights at his local church.