NFCYM Webinar: Reconnecting America’s Loneliest Generation
This webinar is hosted by the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM).
Webinar will be held: Tuesday, Apr 21, 2020 from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST
Today’s young people are more isolated than any previous generation despite being more connected than ever before. Raised in an era of widespread institutional distrust, they long for meaningful relationships with caring adults as the antidote to pervasive isolation. The old forms of connecting with young people through programs are no longer effective. Springtide Research Institute’s national study of 13-to-25-year-olds confirms that new models are needed. In this presentation, you’ll see exactly how to create a culture of belonging in your organizations and learn the role you can play in turning the tide on social isolation among young people.
Dr. Josh Packard is the Executive Director of Springtide Research Institute, a new research institute which explores the intersection of religious and human experience in the lives of young people (ages 13 – 25). Using quantitative and qualitative research, Springtide offers fresh data and actionable insights to help those who care about young people, care better. Josh has an accomplished background as a researcher, speaker, and academic studying the sociology of religion and new forms of religious expression. He is the co-author of Church Refugees: Sociologists reveal why people are DONE with church but not their faith. Josh lives in Greeley, Colorado and is also a sociology professor at the University of Northern Colorado.