Join nationally renowned speaker Father Gregory Boyle as he enlightens the crowd about the importance of adult attention, guidance and unconditional love in preventing youths from joining gangs.
Father Boyle has given speeches at numerous universities as well as the White House at the personal invitation of Mrs. George Bush, according to a press release.
San Joaquin County Superintendent of Schools Mick Founts will facilitate this event as Father Boyle, executive director of Homeboy Industries, shares his knowledge on gang intervention. Currently, Father Boyle serves as a member of the National Gang Center Advisory Board and is also a member of the Advisory Board for the Loyola Law School Center for Juvenile Law and Policy in Los Angeles.
The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. April 18 at San Joaquin County Office of Education's Wentworth Education Center, 2707 Transworld Drive, Stockton.
"A Conversation with Father Boyle" is the fifth forum in an ongoing series hosted by the Teachers College of San Joaquin and local office of education. The forum is open to the public.