Understanding Today's Youth Culture

by Public Relations Office

Cedarville, Ohio—In a world where Britney Spears and Eminem reign and high-tech video games and text messaging ramble, it may be harder and harder for youth workers to understand the very generation they are trying to help. In an effort to provide motivating training and encouragement for both full-time and volunteer youth workers, Cedarville University will host its first-ever Youth Worker Summit on Friday, Jan. 28 at 9 a.m. The theme will be "Understanding Today`s Youth Culture." Walt Mueller, president and founder of the Center for Parent/Youth Understanding, will serve as keynote speaker. A recognized authority on youth culture and family issues, Mueller has worked with young people and families for more than 26 years. He has appeared on numerous media outlets internationally to discuss teenagers and their world. Mueller has authored two books, including the critically acclaimed Gold Medallion Award-winner "Understanding Today`s Youth Culture." He is also a regular contributor to a variety of publications, including "Youth Worker Journal," "Current Thoughts and Trends," "Living with Teenagers," "Parents of Teenagers," "GROUP," and "Today`s Father." Cost is $25 and includes lunch. To register, visit www.cedarville.edu/youthsummit or call 1-877-CEDARVILLE (233-2784) by January 21. Media interested in covering the event should contact the University public relations office at 937-766-7807. -30-