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Conversation About College and Inequality with Author Paul Tough

On Thursday, November 7th, iMentor will host an intimate conversation with NY Times best-selling author Paul Tough about his new book, The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us at Citi's Auditorium. In the book Tough asks: Does college still work? Is the system designed just to protect the privileged and leave everyone else behind? Or can a college education today provide real opportunity to young Americans?

The Years That Matter Most delivers fresh, fascinating insight on how the American system of colleges and universities helps and hinders young people, especially low-income and first-generation students. The book has received a glowing review in the Times, a column by Frank Bruni, and is the subject of an accompanying Times Magazine story by Tough.

In a conversation moderated by iMentor CEO Mike O'Brien, Tough will share with the iMentor community his insights into researching and writing his book. We believe these insights are critical to iMentor’s work and for those working with our young people. Following the conversation and an audience Q&A, Tough will be available to sign copies of his book.

We really hope you can join us for this conversation! The event will be held at Citi at 388 Greenwich in their auditorium space. To RSVP for this free event register here.

Please ensure you bring a government-issued photo ID and allow an extra 5-10 minutes to clear security. iMentor representatives will be at the Citi lobby to guide you through security and into the venue.