National Leaders Promote 2Gen as Opportunity for Future

National Leaders Promote 2Gen as Opportunity for Future

Aspen Institute Forum on Children and Families

As state and federal lawmakers prepare for the year ahead, there is momentum for solid strategies that move families toward opportunity. The second Aspen Forum on Children and Families, being held February 26-27, will bring together national leaders – policymakers, practitioners, researchers, and philanthropists – to surface bold and practical ideas for investing in the full potential of children and families, two generations at a time.

Jeremiah Program will be one of the success stories highlighted on Wednesday as well as a presentation by Minnesota Viking linebacker Anthony Barr who participated in a Christmas event with Jeremiah December 2018. His foundation, Raise the Barr, “is committed to assisting single parents overcome poverty and/or difficult financial circumstances through attaining a post-secondary degree or certification,” according to its website.

As a Fellow at Aspen Institute, Gloria Perez, Jeremiah CEO, is deeply involved in the research and training on 2Gen opportunities. Ascend Fellows are visionary, entrepreneurial leaders with bold ideas that can move the needle on health and well-being and offer concrete economic and social
mobility pathways for children and their families.

Although the registration is closed for the forum, live streaming is planned for the entire two-day event.

About Aspen Institute
The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Institute has campuses in Aspen, Colorado, and on the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It also maintains offices in New York City and has an international network of partners.