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Los Angeles, CA: The Well-Balanced Student: Avoiding Stress and Overscheduling with Denise Pope

POSTPONED: Due to the evolving risk associated with the COVID-19 outbreak and out of concern for the well-being of our guests, the university has recommended this event be postponed. We will be in touch when the event has been rescheduled.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Griffin Club Los Angeles, 3084 Motor Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90064
Denise Pope
Denise Pope

Note: This event has been INDEFINITELY POSTPONED.

Due to the evolving risk associated with COVID-19 and out of concern for the well-being of our guests, the university’s senior leadership has recommended that events such as “Raising a Well-Balanced Student: Avoiding a Culture of Stress” with Denise Clark Pope on April 7, 2020 be postponed indefinitely. We regret any inconvenience this change of plans may cause. We thank you for your understanding and appreciate your support.


Parents define success for their child by wanting them to grow up to be happy, healthy people with fulfilling careers and meaningful relationships. More often than not, however, middle and high school students respond with a focus on test scores, earning admission into a good college, and getting a high-paying job. High pressure and incredible stress at school can interfere with the development of important life skills – the ability to be independent, adaptable, ethical, motivated, and critical thinkers.

Dr. Denise Clark Pope, ’88, PhD ’99 senior lecturer from the Graduate School of Education, will discuss her research on academic pressure in schools, ways to reduce stress without sacrificing achievement, and strategies to increase resilience, creativity, and well-being for every student.

GSE Admitted Students: please email to register for a complimentary spot at this program. You'll receive more information via email about a pre-event meet-up for GSE admitted students and alumni. 

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