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Glenbard parent talk to tackle student empowerment born of adversity

Families United in Support of Excellence and Equity for all, especially students who identify as African American or Black, and the Glenbard Parent Series will offer “Preparing to Achieve, Full Life Ahead” with award-winning educational leader Michael Allen at 7 p.m. Feb. 2, via Zoom.

Visit glenbardgps.org for the link to the webinar. To be placed on a reminder list for GPS events or submit a question in advance, send an email to gilda_ross@glenbard.org.

Allen’s presentation will demonstrate that everyone has tremendous talent connected to the adversity they have experienced, a news release stated. Achieving success takes hard work, and turning life’s challenges into opportunities for growth and self-transformation is a key part of that work. Allen will share tools designed to empower teens and inspire them to seek out and value mentorship.

He is the author of “Brotherly Love,” a memoir about the brother he raised and what it takes to persevere in life. Allen has facilitated round table discussions on the topics of trauma, equity, emotional intelligence and mindfulness at educational institutions.

For information, visit glenbardgps.org or contact Gilda Ross, Glenbard District 87 student and community projects coordinator, at 630-942-7668 or gilda_ross@glenbard.org.