Energetic engagement is key for Glenbard Live Life Well Week speaker

  • Shaun Derik

    Shaun Derik

By Peg Mannion
Glenbard District 87
Posted2/15/2021 11:15 AM

The Glenbard Parent Series: Navigating Healthy Families will present "BEING T.H.E.R E.: 5 Ways to Actively Engage with Young People" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18. Go to glenbardgps.org for the link to this webinar. Questions may be submitted to gilda_ross@glenbard.org prior to the event.

Social media and new technologies can make it easy to connect with friends and family, but for families in today's wired world -- that connection can become difficult.


In BEING T.H.E.R.E., musician, comedian and globally recognized motivational speaker Shaun Derik will explore how to engage with young people. Through rhythm and humor, Derik will help adults learn to be sincere, direct and present when working with and caring for young people. He presents helpful practices all adults can use.

Derik will address Glenbard students during the day as a highlight of Live Life Well Week. As he recounts his challenging years in school, Derik will share how finding his voice gave him relevance, confidence and the endurance to say no to unhealthy influences and yes to things that were most helpful to his future.

GPS is generously sponsored by the Cebrin Goodman Center, Community Consolidated School District 93 Birth to 5 Community Coalition, Cooperative Association for Special Education (CASE), College of DuPage, DuPage Medical Group, Emmy Gaffey Foundation, Glenbard Early Childhood Collaborative, Holiday Inn/Carol Stream, Kiwanis Clubs of District 9, and Prevention Leadership Team of the DuPage County Health Department.

For further 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.

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