Karen Pittman: Helping Teens Beat the Odds Is Not Enough

Reclaiming Futures
Benjamin Chambers
June 27, 2011

Isn't it great when you see a young person beat the odds? You know what I mean -- you'll read a story or see a video about a teen who struggled with drugs, alcohol, and crime, and somehow overcame all of that (and probably more) ... and it just makes you feel fantastic, doesn't it?

Well, it should. But Karen Pittman, CEO and Founder of the Forum for Youth Investment, has an even more inspiring idea, which she shared in an interview at the Reclaiming Futures Leadership Institute held in Miami in May:

You can also see Karen's full presentation at the Reclaiming Futures Leadership Institute here.


This article was originally published on the Reclaiming Futures blog.  It is reprinted here with permission.


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