Glenbard Parent Series community read focuses on realizing potential, creating change

  • Adam Braun

    Adam Braun

Updated 9/23/2023 12:19 AM

On Wednesday, Sept. 27, the Glenbard Parent Series: Navigating Healthy Families will present its community read, "The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change," with New York Times bestselling author Adam Braun.

It wil begin at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Go to for further information and the links to this webinar.


This year's community read is a riveting memoir about an ordinary person creating extraordinary change -- something Braun believes everyone can do.

Braun will share inspirational insights and tools that can lead to finding meaning and making a difference.

Braun was on a fast track to a successful Wall Street career when a small request led to a staggering series of events. "The Promise of a Pencil" chronicles his journey to find his calling.

Braun details steps everyone can take to turn their biggest ambitions into reality. In addition, he will share five key phrases that will serve as guideposts to personal upskilling, transformation and realizing your potential.

Braun is a bestselling author and entrepreneur who founded Pencils of Promise, an award-winning organization that has built nearly 600 schools around the world.

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Continuing professional development units are available for this webinar.

To be placed on a reminder list for GPS events or submit a question in advance, contact Gilda Ross, Glenbard District 87 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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