Perspectives from the Field Talk Show

Perspectives from the Field Talk Show
A Close-Up on Youth Development

Friday, February 23, 2018 | 9:30 to 10:45 am (Workshop 5)

How can we grow the next generation of engaged community members, advocates and leaders?

Drawing on their work across diverse communities, our featured guests will discuss challenges and strategies for engaging youth and empowering them to serve as a positive force for change. Panelists will explore a variety of youth development approaches and share lessons learned from decades of experience in the field. Through audience interaction and live polling, together we will explore the role that afterschool and youth development programs play in overcoming the inequality of experiences and opportunities for our students.



Shawn C. Petty

Fellow & Faculty Member, White-Riley-Peterson Policy Fellowship

San Antonio, Texas

Shawn believes that out-of-school-time programming is vital for enhancing life chances for our nation’s underserved students. He co-plans the Perspectives from the Field Talk Show at Beyond School Hours to fuel his passion for delivering great training content to educators in fun, creative and engaging ways.

Introductory Remarks

Terry Petterson

Terry K. Peterson, Ph.D.

Education Advisor, C.S. Mott Foundation

Kiawah Island, South Carolina

Terry develops strategies and partnerships for education reform and expanded learning opportunities. His distinguished career in education includes groundbreaking research and publications, and an influential role within education, business, community and government networks.



Angela Chestang

Division Manager
Orange County Government, Citizens’ Commission for Children

Orlando, Florida

Angela devotes her energy to cultivating a team of highly motivated, talented individuals advocating on behalf of Orange County’s children and their families. Her background in urban planning gives her a deep appreciation for the ways physical environments impact social infrastructure, especially for the poor and disadvantaged.

Joe Davis

Joe Davis

Chief Marketing Officer
Florida Healthy Kids Corporation

Tallahassee, Florida

As an educator, administrator and lifelong learner, Joe is proud to work on behalf of children in need. He has dedicated his professional career to advocating at the system level to position students as safe, healthy and prepared for success in school and life.

Gwynn Hughes

Gwynn Hughes

Senior Program Officer
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Flint, Michigan

Gwynn manages the Mott Foundation’s largest grantmaking portfolio, Advancing Afterschool, which supports 50 statewide afterschool networks and other organizations that increase access to quality educational opportunities for all children.

L. Kimo Richardson

L. Kimo Richardson

Director of Child and Youth Development Program Accreditation
Council on Accreditation

New York, New York

Kimo helps youth-serving non-profit organizations to anchor their work in best practices that help them serve children and youth. He promotes continuous quality assurance and improvement through certification and accreditation initiatives.