David France Roxbury Youth Orchester leader

David France

David France leads Revolution of Hope and the Roxbury Youth Orchestra in Boston. On his journey to teaching inner city youth classical music he went from the great halls of Europe to friends’ couches and concrete of the streets of Boston. We discuss his incredible story.

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Below is a summary of his interview

Quote

Consider Christ. He was rich but he became poor so that he might make many rich

The Journey

David talks his journey from the island of Nevis to Venezuela to starting Revolution of Hope’s Roxbury Youth Orchestra in inner city Boston.

Low Point

David talks about his transition for a grand fellowship playing in Europe and to playing and sleeping in the streets of Boston.

Aha Moment

David talks a woman named Isandra that taught classical to impoverished children in Venezuela and how she taught hundreds of children by selling chicken eggs.

David’s work now  

We talk about David’s work with Revolution of Hope teaching inner city youth violin, viola, and cello. We discuss the story of Curt, one of David’s students.

What’s exciting David now

David maps out his vision for Revolution of Hope and he want to show what’s possible when we invest in youth.

Lightning Round

Book David RecommendsThe Talent Code

Helpful Habit: Keeping a Journal

Helpful Person: Roland  and Almita Vamos

Internet Resource: Twitter app, Tweetpeek

What’s Your Purpose: Give his life away

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Where to follow David

Revolution of Hope website

Twitter: @RevofHope

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Parting Words

When we take shortcuts in education, we shortchange our youth. Investment in youth has powerful dividends for the world.

One More Thing

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Derrick Duplessy

Executive Director at Duplessy Foundation
Derrick has coached 500+ executives in 10 years as an executive coach. He runs Duplessy Foundation which is dedicated to creating meaningful careers for everyone. He also hosts Purpose Rockstar, a daily show on iTunes where he shares the career stories of a variety of guests.

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