Thursday, April 1, 2010

"Igniting the Hidden Strengths of Young People" Symposium

April 21, 2010
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Trevecca Nazarene University's Boone Center in Nashville, Tennessee
cost: $8 per person (includes lunch)

Learn what SPARKS are and why they matter as Mary Ackerman, Director of External Affairs from Search Institute, shares key findings from their latest research on awakening the spark that lives inside each and every young person.

Participants will explore the power of youth being able to name their SPARK, identify adults who support them, what we can do to promote opportunities for youth to practice sparks, and the role sparks play in giving youth their voice. Attendees will also engage in SPARK conversations and delve more deeply into the practicalities of putting SPARKS to work across Nashville.

“When kids can name a spark, every outcome you and I care about changes dramatically”  - Peter Benson, President & CEO of Search Institute

For Registration information, click here.

Sponsors & Partners:
J.V. Morsch Center for Social Justice
YMCA Center for Asset Development
Oasis Center