Paul Tough - How Children Succeed

Paul Tough
How Children Succeed

Sprockets is co-sponsoring the following event, hosted by the Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board, and would like to invite you to join our colleagues in Minneapolis to hear from author Paul Tough.

Paul Tough Event Flyer

Thurday May 30th, 4:00pm
Minneapolis Convention Center
Event is Free but you must register.
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Why do some children succeed while others fail? Reporter and author Paul Tough discusses his findings at May 30 YCB Call to Action
“Turning the conventional wisdom about child development on its head, New York Times Magazine editor Tough argues that non-cognitive skills (persistence, self-control, curiosity, conscientiousness, grit and self-confidence) are the most critical to success in school and life. … Well-written and bursting with ideas, this will be essential reading for anyone who cares about childhood in America.”
—STARRED Kirkus Reviews

Youth Coordinating Board’s May 30th Call to Action Joint Convening will feature Paul Tough, reporter and author, to discuss his newest book, How Children Succeed.

In his book, Paul argues that non-cognitive skills (character), such as curiosity, conscientiousness, optimism, self-control and grit, are critical indicators of a child’s future success.

We hope you will attend this important discussion, because helping our children to develop these non-cognitive skills:

  • is supported through participation in meaningful, quality out-of-school time activities, and impacts their ability to succeed in school;
  • is important for employers, who are finding that employees who have these 21st Century skills are critical to their success in the global marketplace; and
  • requires intentional and ongoing cultivation by the community.

Event Host:  The Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board

The Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board (YCB) is a collaboration of the City of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minneapolis Public Schools and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.  They champion the well-being and healthy development of Minneapolis children and young people by identifying needs, coordinating resources, and advocating policies and community engagement to benefit our children and youth.  Through the YCB Call to Action, they’re working to make Minneapolis the best city for children, young people and families.

A special thank you to the Greater Twin Cities United Way.

Additional sponsors include: Search Institute, Sprockets, the University of Minnesota Extension Center for Youth Development, the Carlson Family Foundation, Hennepin County Library and A-GRAD, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, Minnesota Department of Education, Youthprise, YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities, and the Northside Achievement Zone.  Also, thanks to the Minneapolis Convention Center for donating space for this event.