Sam Odom: Hometown Hero
Sam Odom is Friday’s Hometown Hero.
Sam is the director of the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute.
About the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute:
“The mission of the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) is to enhance the lives of children and families through interdisciplinary research, technical assistance, professional development, and implementation science. FPG generates knowledge, informs policies, and supports practices to promote positive developmental and educational outcomes for children of all backgrounds and abilities from the earliest years.”
Find out more about the institute and their upcoming events.
The Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year with a two-day conference in May. Dr. Odom spoke with WCHL’s Aaron Keck about the conference and about the institute’s work over the last 50 years.
You can nominate your own Hometown Hero. WCHL has honored local members of our community everyday since 2002.