GPS Parent Series speaker will speak on ‘Motivating the Next Generation’ Feb. 22

The Glenbard Parent Series: Navigating Healthy Families will present “Motivating the Next Generation to Lead Boldly and Achieve Their Dreams” with Áric Jackson on Thursday, Feb. 22.

This hybrid program will be provided at 7 p.m. via Zoom and held in person at Glenbard West, 670 Crescent Blvd. in Glen Ellyn.

Go to for further information and the link to the webinar.

A community health and resource fair will proceed the program at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at Glenbard West.

Audiences have been energized and educated by Jackson’s powerful words for more than a decade. He is committed to inspiring youth and providing the tools needed to take a dream and make it a reality.

In this interactive and humorous session, Jackson will share techniques to engage with adolescents and gain or regain their trust.

Jackson will help teens and tweens understand the impact of their choices. He also will explain how to turn a negative experience into an opportunity. Join GPS and learn how to improve communication without nagging and equip young people to make wise choices.

Continuing professional development units are available.

Jackson is a charismatic national youth empowerment expert and speaks to organizations across the country. Jackson will address Glenbard students at student assemblies during Live Life Well Week Feb. 19-23.

To be placed on a reminder list for GPS events or submit a question in advance, contact Gilda Ross, student and community projects coordinator, at or (630) 942-7668.

The Glenbard Parent Series is generously sponsored by the Cebrin Goodman Center, Community Consolidated School District 93 Birth to 5 Coalition, Cooperative Association for Special Education (CASE), College of DuPage, Duly Health and Care, DuPage Regional Office of Education, Emmy Gaffey Foundation, Glenbard Early Childhood Collaborative, Kids Matter, Kiwanis Clubs, Prevention Leadership Team of the DuPage County Health Department, and Webb-Hutter Family Fund of DuPage Foundation.

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