Hasan Davis is one of a panel of national experts that will speak on Wednesday, October 8, 2014, during Wyman’s annual symposium titled, “Social Emotional Learning: Funding. Policy. Practice.”
According to Davis, “The only people we cannot reach are those we refuse to touch.”
After an early history of social and academic challenges, including learning disabilities, pre-teen arrest and expulsion from alternative school and college, Hasan Davis found the courage to change. He petitioned for re-admission to the college that expelled him twice.
He not only graduated, he received the Navy V-12 award in recognition of his outstanding contributions, graduated from law school, and served in high ranking advisory capacities with the Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice and the Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice.
“My blessing was that I was surrounded by family and support systems that provided me with opportunities to get back on track,” adds Davis. “Unfortunately, my circumstances are the exception and not the rule.”
Today, Davis is dedicated to improving the lives of young people. He travels the country providing technical assistance to youth serving organizations and also offers training and resources to correctional facilities, community organizations, schools and non-profit groups nationwide.
During the symposium, Davis will draw upon his education and personal journey while discussing his research, policy work and experience with social emotional learning and its effectiveness with youth.
Seats are filling up fast. To register for this free event, visit: http://wymancenter.org/saighsymposium2014/.