Dobros: Leadership & Legacy

Philo4Thought Hellenic Professional Mentoring Initiative is pleased to present our September 2016 Young Professional of the Month! The goal of our publications is to provide positive, successful role models who will inspire the next generation of young professionals. Preliminary criteria for YPM candidates is that they are actively engaged in an entrepreneurial initiative or have made a successful career for themselves, thereby serving as strong role models to the next generation of young professionals. Candidates are typically of Hellenic origin and part of a humanitarian (educational, sociological, scientific, etc.) or environmentally-­‐conscious field. Given the gradual expansion of our readership, we currently interview candidates who embrace a specific Hellenic philosophy best described in a word… Philotimo (φιλότιμο). The most important qualifications all our candidates share are the spirit and compassion to persevere, and the heart to share their knowledge and experience with others.

We had the pleasure and honor to interview this month’s YPM, Paraskevas A. Ntompros, live at Cafe 360 in Monasteraki, Athens, on the 100-year anniversary of the individual who inspired the Philo4Thought initiative. He is an avid supporter of today’s youth and of Greek culture and traditions, which he supports through his various efforts as a performer, researcher and instructor. He is a fine example of our community, keeping the to the classical Socratic concept that even as “masters” of our profession we are always the students of life. We are honored to share his story with you today. 

ARTICLE LINK: Dobros: Leadership & Legacy

CREDITS & RECOGNITION: Many thanks to Paraskevas A. Ntompros for sharing his story with us and for providing the photographs from his various performances and dance groups. Special thanks to the amazing staff at Cafe 360 in Athens for patiently allowing the interview, to Ovelia in Astoria for providing the background for our graphics work, and to Menios Georgopoulos of MG Design for providing the graphics for this feature article.

HYTeenBeat: A Review of GCC’s “Sons & Daughters”

Our review of a special performance hosted by the Greek Cultural Center for the students of St. Demetrios High School in #AstoriaNY.

Click the link below for the full review.

YPM Review: GCC’s Sons & Daughters

All Day Every Day!

11004805_938386219539140_74574369_nThe Philo4Thought Hellenic Professional Mentoring Initiative is pleased to present our February 2015 “Young Professional of the Month” Feature Article! The goal of our publications is to provide positive, successful role models who will inspire the next generation of young professionals. A preliminary criterion for #YPM candidates is their active engagement in an entrepreneurial initiative or career path. Candidates are typically of Hellenic origin and part of a philanthropic, humanitarian or environmentally conscious field. The most essential qualification they have in common, however, is the spirit and compassion to persevere, and the heart to share their knowledge and experience with others.

We have the pleasure of writing directly from Striking 101 Martial Arts School on Metropolitan Avenue in Kew Gardens NY, the home-away-from-home to this month’s featured young professional, Neo Panayiotou, a rising star living the real American – and Greek American – dream by building his enterprise from the ground up, we are very proud to share his story.

ARTICLE: All Day Every Day

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: Many thanks to Neo Panayiotou for sharing his story with us. Special thanks to the team, fans and followers of Striking 101 for allowing us a glimpse of what the school offers, and to our friend Mike Risko Savvas, for introducing us to #CoachNeo.