A Little About The Life Navigator Advisory Program


For the past three years, I’ve essentially had two full- time jobs – with a lot of great support from an amazing team.

In addition to my work at Green Ivy, I started Luminaria Learning, a non-profit initiative focused on two interrelated questions:

How can *all* students have access to the work we do with students in our office?

How are executive functioning skills tied to long-term economic mobility and workforce development?

This year, over 1200 students have benefited from Life Navigator Middle School Program, a weekly advisory focused on helping students with topics including organization, prioritization, managing distractions, building community, taking healthy risks and knowing when to ask for help.

I am thrilled to partner with Bank of America and Quail Hollow School next week on March 17, 3:30 PST/6:30 EST to present “Supporting Students for a Brighter Spring and Summer” on ways we can help students.

I discuss how we developed the Life Navigator Program and what all parents, caregivers, educators and caring adults can do to support these skills.

Registration is here. It is free, and I will talk about the work we’ve created, as well as how these skills are the foundation to lifelong engagement and personal growth and development.

I hope you can join, and please feel free to share with those who might be interested. Simultaneous Spanish translation will be offered.

Warm regards,


PS. Last night I read this month’s Atlantic cover story on private schools. I found the statistics around independent schools and Ivy League school attendance fascinating.

Other articles of interest:

What it was like studying abroad during the pandemic (the Cut)

As many parents fret over remote learning, some kids are thriving (NPR)

Teens on a year that changed everything (NYTimes)

This high school reopened two months ago, with no outbreaks (LATimes)

Clip from 60Minutes: kids who lost their homes in the pandemic (60 minutes)

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