My Wolf Connection: Teo Alfero at TEDxYouth@SantaMonica





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Published on Mar 31, 2014

Originally from Argentina, Teo moved to California in 1999. He comes from a family lineage of educators and legislators that supported youth development in his native country. Embracing those values, and in line with his own caring nature, Teo developed a passion to reach out to young people in need of mentoring and guidance.

After three years in the army, Teo became a rock climber and adventurer. As such, it was natural that his first mentoring experiences involved young people joining him on mountaineering and outdoor exercises. The goal of these programs was to offer a rite of passage experience that would help kids and families gain a sense of confidence and accomplishment.

Once in California, Teo spent 10 years under the tutelage of senior instructors at Cleargreen, Inc. This pivotal training has given him access to an unprecedented sense of direction and confidence that lead him to a life of service and innovation. He is an associate instructor of Tensegrity and facilitator self-discovery seminars conducted by Cleargreen, Inc. around the world.

Teo is also a certified Coach and spent 4 years with Mind Works, Inc. under the mentorship of its founder Master Business and Personal Coach Larry Pinci, PhD.

Over the years, he has been a children's court advocate with the CASA program, a registered foster father, a trainer for the Safe School Ambassadors program, and a mentor and a life coach for adolescents and young adults. He specialized in working with young males from various social backgrounds guided them into a constructive dialogue in order to express themselves and find ways to deal with their personal life challenges.

He is the visionary of various youth and education programs designed to support teens and young adults in their mid and long term goals, creating a community of inspired young men and women... a new generation of leaders.

Teo has been working with young men and women, and their families, since 1996, and with captive exotic animals since 2002. He lives in Acton, CA with his wife Renee and 29 rescued wolves and wolfdogs.


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