MOY Executive Director to Deliver TED Talk at Duke University

All over the world, people are coming together to watch TED talks given by extraordinary individuals who have ideas or experiences that, given the right platform, could affect millions of people.

On March 22, 2014 at the Reynolds Auditorium at Duke University, Movement of Youth Executive Director Atrayus Goode will deliver an 18-minute motivational talk at TEDxDuke 2014. TEDxDuke 2014 will be the university’s largest TEDx event to-date with 300+ live attendants and live streaming to the TED international community. Alongside 12 motivational talks, TEDxDuke will also facilitate intellectual conversation through colloquial breakout sessions.

Tickets are available NOW at the Duke University Bryan Center box office or you can click here to purchase them online.

The Complete 2014 Line-up includes:

  • Dr. William L Chameides, Dean and Nicholas Professor of the Environment, Duke University
  • Aaron Chatterji, PhD, Professor, Duke University Fuqua School of Business
  • P. Murali Doraiswamy, MD, Duke Institute for Brain Sciences
  • Atrayus Goode, Executive Director, Movement of Youth
  • Chris Heivly, MapQuest Co-Founder and entrepreneur
  • Jeffrey Lawson, MD, PhD, Professor of Surgery and Pathology, Duke University
  • Peter Ubel, MD, Professor of Business Administration and Medicine, Duke University

Duke University Student Speakers:

  • Kari Barclay, Theater Director
  • Alana Jackson, Dancer, Spoken Word artist, Intersections of Public Health and the Performing Arts Major
  • Suhani Jalota, Duke STEAM Challenge Winner
  • Christine Schindler, Founder Girls Engineering Change

MC: Cara Peterson, Duke Senior

For more information about TED, you can visit: www.ted.com or www.tedxduke.com.


TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences -- the TED Conference and TEDGlobal -- TED includes the award-winning TED Talks video site, the Open Translation Project and TED Conversations, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize.

MOY Executive Director Recognized at Leadership Triangle Awards Gala

Durham, NC -- On Monday, December 9th, 2013, several hundred people from all corners of the Research Triangle Region converged on the Bay 7 of the American Tobacco Campus in Durham, NC to celebrate the past, present and future of regional leadership.

The Leadership Triangle Awards Gala, formerly called the Goodmon Awards, named after James F. Goodmon, CEO of Capitol Broadcasting and chair emeritus of Leadership Triangle, recognizes regional leaders who have made major contributions to the success of the Research Triangle Region in five categories;  Community Service, Economic Development, Arts/Entertainment/Sports, Goodmon Fellow (Leadership Triangle Alumni) and Strategic Partnership.  In addition, one regional leader is inducted into the Leadership Triangle Hall of Fame, in recognition of their leadership legacy.    

Atrayus Goode received the 2013 Goodmon Fellow Award for modeling the spirit and practices of dedicated leadership through his devotion to the organization Movement of Youth (MOY), a comprehensive educational and mentoring program built to expand opportunities for diverse middle and high school students. Last program year, under Mr. Goode’s leadership, MOY impacted 200 students (96% students of color) from 26 different schools across 4 counties. 80% of students maintained a 2.75 GPA (B- Average or above). 100% of seniors graduated from high school. 100% of eligible students enrolled in at least one honors-level course. 100% of students had satisfactory school behavior (no suspensions) and all of them visited at least one college campus before graduating. Schools visited have included Wake Forest University, Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina Central University, Harvard University, Columbia University, Princeton University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. MOY celebrated the graduation of seven (7) seniors last program year who all went on to pursue higher education. Most importantly, 100% of the students had increased awareness of the importance of academics, good decision making, and service.

At 28, Mr. Goode is a rare, young leader. He is the youngest to earn the Goodmon Fellow Award, one that is reserved solely for graduates of Leadership Triangle programs, by modeling the type of leader the program wants to develop in the Triangle area.  

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This evening of recognition and celebration was a fundraiser for Leadership Triangle, a 21-year old organization that has developed over 600 regional leaders. Leadership Triangle is a non-profit organization established in 1992 to educate and promote regionalism across the separate communities of the Triangle. It does this through regional and leadership development classes, seminars and awards. Learn more at www.leadershiptriangle.com.

MOY Mentee Receives Presidential Education Award

Braxton Smith, a 9th grader with Josephine Dobbs Early College at North Carolina Central University and a member of Movement of Youth, recently received the President Education Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence. This award is signed by the President of the United States, Barack Obama and was awarded to only three students at Braxton's school. He was also honored by Dr. Eric Becoats, Superintendent of Durham Public Schools during a recent art reception featuring works of art from various students in the school district.  Also another piece of Braxton's art work was on display at the North Carolina State Fair.  Movement of Youth would like to applaud this mentee's artistic and academic achievement.