Positive Youth Development
The Youth-Nex Inaugural Conference
"Forward Thinking: Preparing Our Youth for the Coming World" — October 24 and 25, 2011
Youth-Nex held an invitation-only conference on positive youth development on October 24 and 25, 2011. The conference, 'Forward Thinking: Preparing Our Youth for the Coming World,' brought together leading scholars, advocates, media professionals, and policy leaders for a vigorous and engaging exchange toward formulation of next steps to increase knowledge and inspire action to support youth development in Virginia and across the nation.
Attendees included: U.S. Attorney, Tim Heaphy; members of the Virginia Departments of Education; Criminal Justice Services; and Health, Injury and Violence Prevention. Among the presenters were New York Times best selling author, Peggy Orenstein; MacArthur Foundation's Director of Education, Constance Yowell; Scholars Richard M. Lerner, Bruce Simons-Morton, Deborah Tolman, civil rights advocate, Robert Garcia, and many more. View Slide Show.
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