Presentation addresses leadership role of youth

What are the challenges facing the next generation? How can we best help them to prepare for what lies ahead? Dan Garvey, the president of Prescott College in Arizona, will address these questions in his presentation "Turning Point: The Next Generation" on Thursday, April 24, at 7 p.m. in the Rogue River Room in Southern Oregon University's Stevenson Union.

"The survival of the planet as we've known it may well depend on a multi-generational movement that places more power and control in the hands of the young," Garvey said.

As one of the American leaders in the field of experiential education, Garvey has served for more than 30 years as an administrator, educator and researcher and has authored more than 25 books and articles. He has sailed around the world three times as Dean of the Semester at Sea Program through the University of Pittsburgh and is currently serving as a trustee of the National Outdoor Leadership School and on the Board of Directors of Project Adventure. Garvey's approach is rooted in the belief that all members of society, from students to public leaders, are resources for social transformation.

The event is free and after the lecture Garvey will mediate a discussion about the opportunities available for people to create the future in which they would like to live.

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