Jun
13
Wed
Talk on Replicating a JD Vance Anomaly @ Rotary Club of Danbury
Jun 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

JD Vance did not always enjoy the level of academic and commercial success that he is recognized for today. Growing up in the industrial rust belt town of Middletown, Ohio and Appalachian Jackson, Kentucky, JD was accustomed to a much different life. Like many of his neighbors in these white working class towns, his upbringing was tumultuous and characterized by financial troubles, unstable home environments, and abuse. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs outlines human motivation and differentiates between deficiency and growth needs (Atkins, 2011). According to his theory, all individuals must fulfill their deficiency needs, including physiological, safety, and social needs, before we can develop self-esteem and become self-actualized. JD, like so many other impoverished children, struggled to fulfill his deficiency needs. He seemed unlikely to finish high school and certain to fall victim to the cycle of poverty, which preyed on generations of his family. But, against all odds, JD managed to overcome his disadvantage. He describes his journey and those who helped him along the way in his best-selling book, Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis.

Jun
14
Thu
JD Vance Story: Poverty, Trauma and Upward Mobility @ Rotary Club of Fair Lawn
Jun 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Jul
18
Wed
Supporting marginalized youth by mitigating childhood adversity through early interventions @ Rotary club Herndon-Amphora's Diner Deluxe
Jul 18 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Jul
19
Thu
Technological Solutions for Assisting Marginalized Youth @ Tyson's Corner Rotary at Maggiano's
Jul 19 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Aug
2
Thu
Presentation @ Rotary St. Andrews-Charleston @ Bessingers Barbecue
Aug 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Sep
18
Tue
Presentation @ Rotary Club of Dupont Circle @ Bier Baron
Sep 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sep
19
Wed
Presentation @ Rotary Towsontowne @ Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel
Sep 19 @ 7:00 am – 8:30 am
Sep
20
Thu
Presentation @ Rotary Bethesda @ Jaleo
Sep 20 @ 7:15 am – 9:00 am
Oct
4
Thu
Presentation @ Rotary Arlington @ Jacksonville University
Oct 4 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Oct
8
Mon
Presentation @ Rotary North Charleston @ Hilton Garden Inn Charleston Airport
Oct 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm