As a follow-up to Dr. Eugene River's challenge to Toronto last year, local ministries are sponsoring a conference called At Risk: Bringing Hope to Hurting Youth, featuring Dr. Scott Larson.
Who should come? Anyone who wants to make a lasting difference in a hurting youth's life, whether you are a grandparent, parent, guardian, relative, youth worker, volunteer, social worker, teacher, principal, or concerned adult.
Dr. Scott Larson is president and founder of Straight Ahead Ministries, an international faith-based organization working with juvenile offenders in more than 400 juvenile detention centers in 15 states and 3 countries with a myriad of aftercare programs.
Scott has authored 10 books on working effectively with troubled youth and has been a speaker to youth, parents, teachers, social workers, and youth workers since 1983 and is an adjunct professor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary's Center for Urban Ministerial Education (CUME).
Scott is also chairman of Reclaiming Youth International, a strength-based movement providing training and best practice models to programs serving high-risk youth around the world.
When: Saturday, October 28, 2006. Registration: 8:45 am. Conference: 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Rexdale Alliance Church
Cost: $10 if pre-registered; $15 at the door