Evanston Township High School will host “Age of Opportunity: Lessons from the New Science of Adolescence” with Laurence Steinberg, Ph.D. on Monday, November 3 at 7:00pm in the school auditorium. Presented in partnership with the Family Action Network (FAN), the event is free and open to the public. CPDUs are available for educators.

In this lecture, Dr. Steinberg, one of the world’s leading authorities on adolescence, will discuss the teenage brain’s potential for change, the elongation of adolescence as a developmental stage, and the implications of each for how we parent, educate, and understand young people. His new bestselling book, Age of Opportunity: Lessons from the New Science of Adolescence, addresses how these new discoveries make this time of life crucial in determining a person’s ultimate success and happiness.

In addition, a free parent workshop will be held on Tuesday, November 4 at 9:30am at New Trier High School. Dr. Steinberg will present “You and Your Adolescent: A Practical Workshop for Parents” at New Trier’s Northfield Campus, Cornog Auditorium, 7 Happ Rd., Northfield, 60093. In this workshop, Dr. Steinberg will provide an overview of the major physical, intellectual, social, and emotional changes that take place as children move into and through adolescence. RSVP requested: bit.ly/SteinbergWorkshop.

Dr. Laurence Steinberg is a Distinguished University Professor and the Laura H. Carnell Professor of Psychology at Temple University. He is the author of more than 350 articles and essays on development during the teenage years, and the author or editor of 17 books. He has been a featured guest on numerous television programs and is a frequent consultant on adolescence for print and electronic media.

Biographical information for Dr. Steinberg is available online:


The November 3-4 presentations are sponsored by Family Action Network (FAN), in partnership with the Angles, Chiaravalle Montessori School, Family Service of Glencoe, Glenview Education Foundation, Kenilworth D38, and the Master of Science in Education Program at the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University.

ETHS is located at 1600 Dodge Ave., Evanston, 60201. The auditorium is wheelchair accessible. Guests should plan to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to 7:00pm to find parking and seats. Parking is recommended in the lot across from the main entrance, off of Dodge Avenue, or in the lots behind the high school. Parking is also available along Dodge Avenue according to posted City of Evanston signs.

For more information about FAN events and sponsors for the 2014-15 presentations, visit www.familyactionnetwork.net.