LOS ANGELES, CA ––On Sunday, June 8, 2 pm, Barnes & Noble Booksellers (1201 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA, 90401) will celebrate fathers as role models with the launch of My Father’s Day Gift by National Education Expert David Andrews in conjunction with a book fair to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles.
David Andrews is one of the nation’s foremost experts on mentoring and the impact of adults on the emerging lives of children and young adults. Written in memory of his own father, My Father’s Day Gift is a fictionalized memoir about the important, yet often ignored influence of fathers as role models in shaping the character of a child. Filled with inspiring vignettes, based on the author’s life, the book also highlights the vital impact of mentors and suggests that their influences are not derived from lengthy conversations or direct instruction, but the distinct and impressionable moments in everyday interactions that matter.
Join David Andrews and BBBSGLA for a community event, filled with stories, laughter, inspiration, and family fun.
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About Dr. David Andrews:
Dr. David Andrews is the dean of Johns Hopkins University of Education (ranked the #1 Graduate School of Education in the country by US News and World Report) and a professor at three major research universities. He has written extensively about the role of adults in parenting and educating children and has been recognized with numerous awards for his work. For more information, visit www.myfathersdaygift.com.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles:
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (‘Bigs’) and children (‘Littles’), ages 6 through 18, in communities across Los Angeles County. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives on young people. Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. By partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community, we are accountable for each child in our program achieving higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships; avoidance of risky behaviors; and educational success. For more information, visit: http://www.bbbsla.org