THE GIFT OF FAILURE - FOSTERING INTRINSIC MOTIVAION AND RESILIENCE IN KIDS
Where: Acalanes Performing Arts Center
When: Thursday, October 8, 2015
WRITER, TEACHER, SPEAKER
Jessica Lahey writes for the NY Times and the Atlantic about parent and student issues. She shares the message that failure is vital to success, and shows parents how to offer support even as they encourage autonomy.
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RISING ABOVE - OVERCOMING OBSTACLES INSPITE OF ADVERSITY
Where: Stanley Middle School
3455 School Street, Lafayette
When: Monday, October 26, 2015
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Stephen Wampler grew up here in Lafayette with his four siblings. This long time resident of Lafayette and graduate of Acalanes High School, returns to our community to tell his amazing story of grit, steel will and sheer guts as he climbed the face of El Capitan in Yosemite with the use of only one limb, his right arm.
Born with a severe form of Cerebral Palsy, Stephen has never let his physical challenges define or limit him. His desire is to enable and inspire all kids to rise above their circumstances or physical abilities and work toward accomplishing challenges they place on themselves, and enjoy all that comes from the process. Those who attend this amazing presentation will be moved, encouraged and heartened by this man's incredible courage and strength of character.
Stephen Wampler is a husband, father and athlete. He was mainstreamed in public school and graduated from UC Davis in Environmental Engineering. He is the founder of the Stephen J. Wampler Foundation. The foundation has been providing life-changing opportunities for hundreds of kids between the ages of 10-18 with physical disabilities and is designed to foster adventure, optimism and self-reliance in each of the kids.
To learn more about Stephen’s foundation, visit the website at:
Sponsored by District Parent Education and Stanley Middle School