Mount Saint Mary College’s Center for Adolescent Research and Development (CARD) will present “The Butterfly Effect: Inspiring the Empathetic Leaders of Tomorrow” by guest speaker Ian Hockley on October 12 at 7 p.m.
This free event, taking place in Hudson Hall, is open to the public. The Mount is located at 330 Powell Ave., Newburgh, N.Y.
Hockley is co-founder and executive director of Dylan’s Wings of Change, an organization dedicated to his son’s memory with a mission to inspire empathy, courage, and hope.
During his talk, Hockley will look at several issues of youth development: social isolation, worsening behavioral standards, and the need for adults to foster important core values. Today, much of youth development occurs outside the home: at school, during recreational and social activities, and through social media interactions. These environments inherently contain the risk of significant negative influences.
Hockley will speak about the power of empathetic leadership and the implications seen in youth development.
The Mount Saint Mary College Center for Adolescent Research and Development (CARD) is a clearinghouse for research initiatives. These include the psychological, social, cultural, educational, and health-related issues endemic to contemporary adolescents and young adults.