Time: Oct 12 7:00 PM
Location: Hudson Hall Auditorium

The Center for Adolescent Research and Development presents The Butterfly Effect: Inspiring the Empathetic Leaders of Tomorrow, a special presentation with Ian Hockley, co-founder and executive director of Dylan's Wings of Change. 

Society is faced with the twin epidemics of social isolation and ever declining behavioral standards. There is an urgent need and responsibility to instill the universal values of compassion, empathy, and inclusion in our children. Today, much of youth development occurs outside the home; at school, and during recreational and social activities, including social media interactions. These environments inherently contain the risk of significant negative influences. 


Ian Hockley created Dylan’s Wings of Change, dedicated to his son’s memory with a mission to inspire empathy, courage and hope everywhere. Collaborating with experts, the foundation created Wingman, a unique youth-led social and emotional learning program designed to embed lasting positive qualities in participants, building stronger and more resilient communities. In his talk, Ian will discuss the power of empathetic leadership.