Reading and Signing: Gregory M. Ahlijian
April 28 • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm• Free
Join us for a reading and signing with Gregory M. Ahlijian as he discuss his work, Shine in Your Life’s Journey: A Student’s Guide to Developing Strong Character.
About Shine in Your Life’s Journey
“There is honor in meeting and overcoming life’s challenges.” This is the theme of Shine in Your Life’s Journey and is meant to inspire students of all ages with the belief that with meaningful learning tools, they have the power to meet their personal challenges and goals with courage and purpose. NOTE: See also Shine In Your Life”s Journey, the Parent-Teacher-Mentor edition that contains the exact content of this student guide plus helpful suggestions for teaching these lessons to children. Shine In Your Life’s Journey is a simply formatted, straightforward guide/workbook to help students learn the important values and behaviors that build and sustain a strong character. Containing concise, thought-provoking, and enjoyable lessons, this easy-to-use guide encourages its student users to discover their own innate strengths as well as improve areas of lesser strengths that will help them achieve their hopes, dreams, and goals in their lives. The lessons are divided into three sections: Being an Honorable Person, Self-Discovery, and Self-Empowerment, and are a result of the curriculum the author has developed for the children he teaches and mentors at Jasper Mountain Center in Jasper, Oregon, an internationally renowned residential facility that addresses the significant needs of children and their families who have suffered the trauma of abuse. Author Greg Ahlijian has been a volunteer at the Jasper Mountain facility since 2008, teaching and mentoring children from ages 8-14 about character development, nature, and poetry. Inspired by the children, he has written two books that contain life lessons: The Large Rock and the Little Yew teaches the virtues of courage, perseverance, self-respect, and hope; and An Elephant Would Be Wonderful, a book about self-discovery. He says, “To be able to provide a smile on a child’s face, a bit of joy or inspiration, is what my book projects are all about!”