The Journey is the Destination: Creating Environments that Promote Success – 2020

with John Willson M.S., LRT/CTRS


Are you looking for strategies to aid in the development of these dynamic young people? This presentation will focus on maximizing the growth potential of opportunities presented to our children as they move through childhood and adolescence. Help children learn to view problems as opportunities, failures as steppingstones, and success as the result hard work and effort. We will examine ways to create environments which maximize the opportunity for the development of self-esteem and resilience, while helping these children discovers their hidden strengths.


About John Willson M.S., LRT/CTRS

John Willson is the Executive Director of SOAR, a non-profit residential boarding school, adventure summer camp, and GAP program serving youth with learning and attention challenges. He has a Masters degree in Outdoor Therapeutic Recreation Administration and is a certified Wilderness First Responder. He has served on the national board for CHADD, and as a State President for the Learning Disabilities Association of North Carolina. He has led hundreds of adventure courses with youth diagnosed with LD & ADHD. He actively presents to parents and professionals at local, state and national conferences.


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