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Sam Young




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Sam Young, MEd, or Mr. Sam, as his community members call him, is a growth-minded, two-time Fulbright Scholar and Director of Young Scholars Academy, a strength-based, talent-focused virtual enrichment school that supports twice-exceptional, differently-wired, and gifted students to feel seen, nurtured, and happy as heck through strength-based courses, camps, and community!

Mr. Sam is a neurodivergent educator who has ADHD. As an ADHD learner, he has committed his life to empowering young people to learn to develop their superpowers and lead meaningful and fulfilling lives through strength-based education.

Before founding YSA, Mr. Sam taught in a variety of capacities, including nearly a decade at Bridges Academy and an array of other programs in the US, Europe, and beyond! Travel and culture are near and dear to him. He has led 2e students to over 7 countries for immersive cultural and educational trips.

Mr. Sam is a graduate of Bridges Graduate School of Cognitive Diversity where he studied under the legendary Dr. Susan Baum. He has been featured in: the documentary 2e2: Teaching The Twice Exceptional, the textbook Understanding The Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Students, Variations Magazine, over 30 podcasts–including the amazing Debbie Reber’s TILT Parenting, countless conferences/seminars, 2e News, and other publications.