Wednesday, April 26th, 2023
4:00pm – 5:00pm PT | 7:00pm – 8:00pm ET

“What’s the point of a college education in 2023?” Throughout the 2022-23 school year, Kelly Corrigan visited 15 college campuses across the country to sit in on classes, talk to students, and uncover answers to this provocative question. You’re invited to join Kelly Corrigan and Challenge Success Co-Founder, Denise Pope, Ph.D., for this free presentation of Kelly’s takeaways and an engaging discussion and Q&A with Kelly and Denise.

A recording of the event will be sent to all registrants on April 27th.

Who should attend

Parents/Caregivers, Educators, Students, Clinicians


Virtual / Online


Free Event

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Meet The Presenters

Kelly Corrigan

Kelly Corrigan may not be in school anymore, but that hasn’t stopped her from being a student for life. This successful journalist, gifted storyteller and bestselling author, who’s always had a strong interest in culture, caregiving and matters of society, has spent hundreds of hours interviewing some of the top change-makers in the world. She’s taken these lessons to heart — and to audiences across the country.

Constantly noted as one of the best storytellers around, Corrigan connects in a very intimate and empowering way. Described as touching, heartwarming and empathetic, Corrigan is just as likely to be called cool, funny, smart and irresistibly authentic. Her inspirational words elevate the experiences of everyday life and uplift our darkest moments with humor, humanity and unforgettable eloquence. And Corrigan has had plenty of adversity of her own. In 2004, she was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. Her children were both still in diapers at the time. Three months after her diagnosis, she learned her father had late-stage cancer. From undergoing her own treatments, while ensuring that her father received proper care, Corrigan learned how anyone can make a difference and motivates audiences to do the same.

Denise Pope, Ph.D.

Denise Pope, a Senior Lecturer at the Stanford University Graduate School of Education.

She is the author of, “Doing School”: How We Are Creating a Generation of Stressed Out, Materialistic, and Miseducated Students (Yale University Press, 2001), which was awarded Notable Book in Education by the American School Board Journal, 2001, and co-author of Overloaded and Underprepared: Strategies for Stronger Schools and Healthy, Successful Kids (Jossey-Bass, 2015). Dr. Pope lectures nationally on parenting techniques and pedagogical strategies to increase student health, engagement with learning, and integrity. She is a three-time recipient of the Stanford University School of Education Outstanding Teacher and Mentor Award and was honored with the 2012 Education Professor of the Year “Educators’ Voice Award” from the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences.

Prior to teaching at Stanford, Dr. Pope taught high school English in Fremont, CA and college composition and rhetoric courses at Santa Clara University. She lives in Los Altos, CA with her husband and three children.