Superintendent’s Book Club: iGen


Join Portland Public Schools’ Superintendent, Xavier Botana, for a group discussion of iGen, by Jean M. Twenge. The group will discuss the unique challenges faced by our youngest generation, and what we can do as parents and adults to support them.


"With generational divides wider than ever, parents, educators, and employers have an urgent need to understand today’s rising generation of teens and young adults. Born after 1995, iGen is the first generation to spend their entire adolescence in the age of the smartphone. With social media and texting replacing other activities, iGen spends less time with their friends in person – perhaps why they are experiencing unprecedented levels of anxiety, depression, and loneliness."

This event took place on March 9th and 16th, 2018.