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Answering Why: Unleashing Passion, Purpose, and Performance in Younger Generations

Potter Auditorium - 8-10am, immediately followed by book signing

In conjunction with the Southeast Education District Perkins Consortium, the Zumbro Education District with funding from Carl D. Perkins federal grant funds presents nationally-recognized speaker Mark C. Perna. Mark will talk to the importance of connecting young people to goals they can buy into to take their educational pathway to the next level.

This event is free and open to the public. Educators, parents, businesses leaders -- anyone with an interest in supporting the success of today's youth -- is welcomed to attend! Preregistration is encouraged.

Join dynamic education expert Mark C. Perna as he unveils the groundbreaking innovations that are making the difference for students nationwide. In our ever-changing national landscape of education, it's critical to give our students a competitive advantage by expanding their options and opportunities. These proven strategies, pioneered through years of experience with educational organizations of all sizes, will change the game for educators and the students they seek to serve.

Mark's revolutionary Education with Purpose philosophy helps young people define their goals sooner, improving their performance through purpose-driven learning. You'll gain key insights on today's generation, how they make decisions, and how to build meaningful connections with them. You'll also find out how the proven Light at the End of the Tunnel strategy helps keep students from all backgrounds engaged and enthusiastic about their studies. Plus, you'll experience the inspiring Career Tree model that schools across the nation are using to expand students' opportunities. Finally, the unforgettable Wade Factor story will inspire you to make a bigger difference in your sphere of influence.

For more about Mark C. Perna, visit

This speaking engagement will be immediately followed by a book signing just outside the interior doors of Potter Auditorium.