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Friday, April 14 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Empowering Youth for a Self-Directed Career FULL

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The typical nine to five is on the wane. Nearly half of all working Americans (40.4% according to GAO research) instead piece together a living from part-time work, temporary jobs, and freelancing - typically without benefits, paid leave, or predictable hours. Meanwhile, old kinds of work - like driving trucks, building houses, and record keeping - are likely to be automated in the next twenty years. In this uncertain work environment, one skill that will remain indispensable for workers at all pay levels is resourcefulness and the desire to learn. Learn how youth organizers, educators, and students are activating their peers for the challenges of tomorrow’s workforce by changing the way that students are taught.

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Zaakir Tameez

Student, University of Virginia

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Edward Boyd

Chief Strategy Officer, iNvictus Group Holdings
Edward R. Boyd, Jr. is a lifelong serial entrepreneur, educator and executive. He has owned childcare facilities, taught in public and charter schools and served in the non­-profit sector primarily working with urban adolescents, focusing on national and neighborhood gang prevention... Read More →
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Joe Poeschl

Cofounder, The Commons
After graduating from Marquette and MIAD in 2008, Joe Poeschl founded a web software design and development consultancy, where he lead the product design, project management and business strategy for web startups across the country. Joe also co-founded Startup Milwaukee, an organization... Read More →
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Nora Poggi

Director & Producer, She Started It
Nora Poggi is a French journalist with a background in film production who has been interviewing key players in Silicon Valley for the past four years. After graduating from French top schools Sciences Po Paris and La Sorbonne, she moved to San Francisco to work for French social... Read More →


Nina Goepfert

Scribe, Volunteer

Friday April 14, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
Room J112 Jefferson School City Center 1st Floor Jefferson School City Center 233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903