Tune in when Mark is joined by Super Bowl Champion and former Chicago Bear Emery Moorehead and Illinois State Senator Iris Martinez.  The Word of the Week is Persistence. Persistence is a natural innate trait in human beings.  It is our nature to keep working and trying until we succeed. Unfortunately, most people today do not have empowering goals to reach for nor a clue on how to set them. If you don’t know where you are going, how can you keep going until you get there? Quitting is a learned behavior. Many people, kids and adults, give up just before they are about to succeed. The great football coach Vince Lombardi once said, once a man learns to quit it becomes a habit. Some have streamlined the quitting process so much that they don’t even bother trying the first time. Be sure to listen so you can learn secret number ten from Mark’s book 10 Secrets to Empower Kids and Awaken the Child in You.

Guest Bio: Emery Moorehead


Emery Moorehead is a former tight end/wide receiver in the National Football League for the New York Giants, Denver Broncos and Chicago Bears where he earned a Super Bowl ring in 1985. Moorehead played a total of 12 seasons in the NFL and retired with 224 receptions for 2,980 yards and 15 touchdowns. Mr. Moorehead was inducted into the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame in 1999 and later became a director of the Hall. Emery has been a Realtor for over 20 years with Koenig & Strey Real Living and works out of their Lake Forest, Illinois, office. Emery, an Eagle Scout, also serves on the Northeast Illinois Council of Boy Scouts and is co-chair of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago.

Guest Bio: Iris Y. Martinez

Senator Iris MARTINEZ

The Honorable Iris Y. Martinez was sworn into her first term in the Illinois State Senate on January 8, 2003 to represent the people of Illinois’ 20th Legislative District. Her election marked the first time a Hispanic woman had been elected to the State Senate in Illinois history. She made history once again by serving as Assistant Majority Leader from 2007-2008, a position never before held by a Latina. Senator Martinez has used her position as a State Senator to be an advocate for affordable housing and a strong voice for Illinois’ children. She is also a member of President Obama’s Change Commission. She has consistently sponsored and passed legislation to improve the health and welfare of the neediest residents of her district  and throughout the state.

Tune in for the I AM 4 Kids Radio with Host Mark Papadas Tuesday at 8 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel.  Listen to his upcoming episode “Persistence” You can also listen to past episodes on Demand.

I AM 4 Kids Radio is dedicated to families with kids from toddlers to teens. It’s for anyone who has the desire to empower their kids by helping them through the discovery process of deciding for themselves who they really are and realizing the potential they have inside.A name is only a label given to you by your parents and by you to your children. Who we are, who our kids are, is the sum of our beliefs, our values, our desires, goals, and experiences. This show is a tool enabling you to give the gift of The Power of Identity to all of the kids in your life, including yourself.
How many times have you heard someone ask, why didn’t they teach me this in school? Well, that is what I AM 4 Kids Radio is all about.