The summit, which is open to the public, is expected to draw educators, academics, psychologists and social workers, as well as parents, with an interest in improving odds of success for students in impoverished and urban school districts.
Moore, who is also CEO of Robin Hood, the largest anti-poverty nonprofit will engage his audience with his trademark, TED-style talk on his own experiences growing up in the inner city, the “other Wes Moore” documented in his New York Times bestseller of the same name, finding passion in whatever you do, and the importance of teachers in their students’ lives. His talk will be followed by a question and answer session.
The Education Summit will also feature a presentation by Dr. Michael (Mykee) Fowlin, whose program combines both his professional acting talents and his psychological training, as he helps his audience find the beauty within one’s self and within others.
Rounding out the speaker program will be Dr. Kirby Wycoff, a nationally certified school psychologist who serves as an associate professor and co-director of the School Psychology Program at Eastern University in Pennsylvania.
Dr. Wycoff’s current research program focuses on adverse childhood experiences, intergenerational trauma, disparity and inequity, cultural disproportionality and trauma-informed systems.
The Education Summit will be held at The Westin Mount Laurel, 555 Fellowship Road, Mount Laurel, N.J. The day, which also includes breakout sessions and book signings, begins at 8 a.m. and concludes at 3 p.m.
Tickets are $125, which includes breakfast and lunch. Summit attendance and VIP breakfast with Mr. Moore is $200. Student tickets are $50, with group discounts available. For more information and to register, visit https://one.bidpal.net/summit2019.
Sponsorships are also available.
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