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“Thandor Talks”—Join the Conversation Aug 21, 2014

Bring your expertise—your life experience—and join the conversation as we explore the concepts, principles, and practices of youth development as it connects to everyday life.

“Thandor Talks” Series Premiere August 21 Aug 14, 2014

Join us on the Thandor Talks blog and on social media for the first episode of Thandor Talks on August 21, 2014. The series premiere will explore the African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child” while examining the question, “What if the village is sick?”

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