LIVE Beyond Your Dreams Creative Arts Scholarship – Riana Milne, LMHC, CAP, Cert Life & Relationship Coach
Sky Glenn of Atlantic City High School, is this year’s winner of the National recipient of the LIVE Beyond Your Dreams – Creative Arts Scholarship Award for High School seniors. This award is given to ONE senior a year from around the country, and Sky had competition from many seniors nationally who submitted creative projects, as well as met the requirement to have grades with an A-B average. Sky worked on his project for over a year, which was the production of the Audio book, LIVE Beyond Your Dreams – from Fear and Doubt to Personal Power, Purpose and Success, under the direction of his teacher, Pamela Lewis, of the Radio Broadcast program at Atlantic City High School.
Riana Milne, MA, LMHC, LPC, LCADC, Certified Relationship & Life Coach – of Egg Harbor Township, NJ (and now, also of Delray Beach, FL) is author of the book. She did a presentation for the broadcasting students at ACHC in December of 2013 when the book was just coming out. She taught several lessons from the book, including how to be your best self, and to develop a winning edge attitude, called the “Watch Me!” mind-set for personal fulfillment and success in various areas of your life. She also explained to the students how to promote yourself with a demo and press kit, imperative for those in the Creative Arts field. Riana was a SAC (Student Assistance Counselor) under internship at Atlantic City High School in 1997, and at one time had a radio show on the school’s student-run station, WJAM, called “Talk to Me, AC!” Riana has been a Marriage & Family Counselor and Certified Coach at her practice, Therapy by the Sea, LLC for 14 years in the Atlantic County, NJ area. She was also a columnist for many months for the Current Newspaper, with her articles called, My Relationship Coach, and Singles by the Sea. Riana’s latest book, LOVE Beyond Your Dreams – Break Free of Toxic Relationships to Have the Love You Deserve, just released May 2014, and is currently on amazon.com, and available on her website. This is the second in the Beyond Your Dreams series, and partial proceeds will benefit various women’s empowerment groups.
Partial proceeds of the LIVE Beyond your Dreams book, goes to this Scholarship fund each year, as well as to co-Author; and Atlantic City High School graduate (class of 2001), Alexi Panos’ charity – epic (Every Day People Initiating Change) www.epicthemovement.org. Their book is now sold in Barnes & Noble stores (and in nook format), on www.amazon.com (also in kindle format), on Riana’s website, and available on other online sites.
When Riana presented her program, Sky was compelled to be a part of the epic project to help those in Tanzania, Africa. Since the age of 20, Alexi had built nine fresh water wells, bringing healthy water to villages of 3 – 6,000 people; along with epic’s co-founder and good friend, Tennille Amor. They raise money throughout the year, and build two new wells with each returning trip. This charity has had backing by Quicksilver women’s clothing line and CAT boots, along with promotion from MTV and JetBlue airlines, where Alexi was one of five people chosen world-wide for their “True Blue” award for service given to others.
Alexi currently lives in LA, and has been a TV Host for HGTV for the show, Run My Makeover, was a host on The Bleecher Report, NFL Pro Show, and on Sports New York (SNY) trivia show, Beer Money and was a host for E! Entertainment News online. She recently got hired as a Host for a new TV series on The Discovery Channel which will be filming this summer. Alexi also hosts her own radio podcast show called, Transformation Nation on podbean.com.
Sky has done several radio interviews with both Riana and Alexi as he was at the high school working on this project. One interview can be heard on www.RianaMilne.com, on Riana’s free app – My Relationship Coach, her You Tube Channel – Riana Milne, and on the Atlantic City High School, WJAM – You Tube channel.
Producing an audio book for a 328 page paperback is not an easy task! Read primarily by Riana, and then Alexi reading her portion of the book; Sky has to edit out any pauses or speaking errors; add music and produce a consistent sound quality throughout. The music is an original production by Melqwan Shannon and Malachi Boggs. The audio book is scheduled to be done in early July.
Both Riana and Alexi feel wonderful that they could give this award not only to someone from their home town, from Alexi’s alma mater, and where Riana worked as a Student Assistance Counselor. Riana graduated with her BA from Penn State in Broadcast communications, so she is happy to help another person excel in this area, as she has watched her daughter Alexi do. “It was the best fit, and Sky worked very hard to win this award,” Riana explains. “I think I am most excited to award this to Sky over all the other candidates, and I can’t wait to hear the final audio book!” Riana will present this award to him in person when she returns to the area from Delray Beach, FL in July, where she has opened a second office of Therapy by the Sea. She is also currently a columnist for the Delray Beach and Boca Raton newspaper, The Pineapple, with her column called, My Relationship Coach.
Sky had to write an essay regarding why he thought he should win the award and what he would do with the scholarship money. “The $500 must go directly to something to help with his future career,” Milne reports, “and Sky said he will put this towards a more advanced computer that will help with his future radio broadcast production for his college education. His plans are to attend Atlantic Co Community College, then Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida.
Sky is a resident of Ventnor, NJ; and the son of Elyssa and Tom Glenn. Other than broadcasting, Sky was involved with football and lacrosse, playing on the ACHS teams, and producing sports shows on WAJM for the past three years.
Riana Mine, MA, is a Certified, world-wide Relationship, Love & Life Coach, #1 Best Selling Author, motivational speaker, Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Cert Addictions Professional at Therapy by the Sea; 15300 Jog Rd, Suite 109, Delray Beach. Her free App: My Relationship Coach offers more articles and her books, LIVE Beyond Your Dreams – from Fear and Doubt to Personal Power, Purpose and Success, and LOVE Beyond Your Dreams – Break Free of Toxic Relationships to Have the Love You Deserve addresses relationships with yourself and others. To learn more about Riana’s Life or Love Coaching programs or suggest a topic, go to Riana’s website, www.RianaMilne.com or email RianaMilne@gmail.com. Worldwide Coaching Phone: (201) 281-7887. Delray office: (561) 701-8277; Skype Coaching and FB: coachrianamilne. #LoveCoach, #LifeCoach, #RelationshipCoach, #SinglesCoach