Will Your Child Be Prepared for Success in the 21st Century?

Thursday, March 5  •  7:00pm

Parents, mark your calenders for this thought provoking Wellbeing Speaker Series presentation: “Will Your Child Be Prepared for Success in the 21st Century?” with keynote speaker, Dr. Derrick Gay.

Many parents inadvertently prepare their child to live in their parents’ childhood world, rather than the 21st-century global society that the child will actually inherit. What skills do today’s children need to excel in the current global reality? It is essential that they develop the ability to communicate effectively across difference, and thrive in a multicultural environment. How should parents cultivate cultural competency to enhance their child’s success in the 21st century?

Fluent in five languages, Dr. Derrick Gay is an internationally recognized consultant to businesses, educational, arts, and philanthropic organizations on issues of Diversity and Inclusion and Global Citizenship.  He has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington PostEl Tiempo Latino and on NPR, The Brian Leher Show, and 60 Minutes. Dr. Gay has also produced two TEDx Talks. For more information on this presentation, click here.

The presentation takes place at George Washington Middle School at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 5.

Registration is highly recommended.  Click Here to Register


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Former Art Director for Home Magazine, Heather Leahy Zachariah, left her career in publishing after baby number number one. She now works from home as a freelance graphic designer and a chauffeur to her 3 busy kids. "Working on TipsFromTown has been a wonderful outlet for me. It renewed my love of publishing where I can design colorful, enticing pages online and allows me to share the things I love about being a mom." Heather grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a place that still is near and dear to her. " After living in Brooklyn for 18 years and studying Graphic Design at Pratt Institute, she now lives in the Jersey burbs. "I love living so close to NYC, but in my heart, I'm an Ohio girl."

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