This summer, we're spotlighting important youth development work that that pairs the great outdoors with the social-emotional ingredients youth need to thrive. PEAR's Danielle Towns had the pleasure of speaking with Don Carpenter, the Executive Director of the Emanual and Pauline A. Lerner Foundation and PEAR Ambassador. In this interview, Don shares his history with youth development work, specifically his work with Trekkers and the Aspirations Incubator as well as work with Dr. Gil Noam and the PEAR team.
The video below is a condensed 16 minute version of the conversation. A link to the full 41 minute interview and transcript are linked at the bottom of this post.
Learn more about the work of the Aspirations Incubator in Maine.