Friends for Youth presents Becky Cooper and Dr. Patricia Moore Harbour
Thursday, January 10, 7:30 p.m.
Community Educators: A Resource for Educating and Developing Our Youth
Community Educators: A Resource for Educating and Developing Our Youth asserts that the relationships between education, community, and democracy are inseparable and illustrates that education is broader than just schooling. Harbour challenges current thinking about education and reveals how the public participates in the education and development of youth. This book is a call for action and responsibility—both individual and collective—to transform education beyond simply reforming schools. The author’s professional educational experiences, combined with stories from the field by and about youth and community educators, exemplify the importance of citizen collaboration among the various sectors of the community, including youth, parents, schools, businesses, and neighborhood residents. The book includes a foreword by Kettering Foundation president David Mathews.
Friends for Youth is a local non-profit mentoring organization, located in Redwood City and serving at-risk youth throughout the peninsula. Becky Cooper is the Executive Director of the organization.