Title

The Crisis Facing Youth: What Adults and Communities Can Do to Save Our Children

Location

Regency Ballroom

Strand #1

Family & Community

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Brief Program Description

American youth face problems that many of us have never imagined. The issues of violence, gangs, drugs, and failing schools are not confined to one city or community. You find these problems in urban and rural areas, both within rich and poor communities. The answers are not to be found in any one strategy; individuals, families, schools, and communities must develop a plan of action to save our children. An educator and advocate, Geoffrey Canada offers a vision that with hard work, dedication, and a prioritizing of our resources, we can create a safe, caring, and stimulating environment for all our children.

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Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Geoffrey Canada, American Social Activist and Educator, Harlem Children’s Zone, New York City, NY

Geoffrey Canada is renowned around the world for his pioneering work helping children and families in Harlem, and as a thought leader and passionate advocate for education reform. Mr. Canada has written two books: Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence in America (1995; reissued as a graphic novel in 2010) and Reaching Up for Manhood: Transforming the Lives of Boys in America (1998). A strong voice in public debates on education, he also has written for a number of publications, including op-eds for The New York Times and Daily News; gave a TED Talk on our failing schools and the need for innovation that was broadcast on PBS; and has spoken to audiences around the world about what it takes to help children succeed, from evaluation to early childhood education and beyond.

Keyword Descriptors

Community

Presentation Year

2015

Start Date

3-2-2015 9:00 AM

End Date

3-2-2015 10:00 AM

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The Crisis Facing Youth: What Adults and Communities Can Do to Save Our Children

Regency Ballroom

American youth face problems that many of us have never imagined. The issues of violence, gangs, drugs, and failing schools are not confined to one city or community. You find these problems in urban and rural areas, both within rich and poor communities. The answers are not to be found in any one strategy; individuals, families, schools, and communities must develop a plan of action to save our children. An educator and advocate, Geoffrey Canada offers a vision that with hard work, dedication, and a prioritizing of our resources, we can create a safe, caring, and stimulating environment for all our children.