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Christopher K. Slaton grew up in Oakland California in the 1960s during the era of community action. He unofficially dropped out during his middle school years, but due to his athleticism was socially promoted to high school where he officially dropped out in the 10th grade. He completed high school while serving in the United States Marine Corps. He was honorably discharged and energized with experiences illuminating the meaning of service. The 1960’s was the beacon of the civil rights movement invoking the spirit of community advocacy but also represented increases in drug related street crimes and juvenile arrests. Dr. Slaton continuously learned how to move through the crisis of his community storing reflections for use in his practice.

Dr. Slaton attended the California State University, Sacramento (CSUS) in 1994, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Community-based Corrections with a minor in Social Welfare continuing at CSUS in 1997, earning a Master of Arts Degree in Educational Administration and Policy. In 2002, he received a Doctorate Degree in Education, Leadership and Change from the Fielding Graduate Institute.

Dr. Christopher K. Slaton cofounded Progressive Investment Group (PIG), serves as the Dean of the Progressive Investing Institute of Focused Learning (PIIFL), is the executive director for Save Our Youth the Next Generations (SOY) and is the Project Developer and Facilitator of Building Human Assets Projects (BHAPs) and Building Human Assets Meetings (BHAMs). He also is the creator of DrSlatonLive. Dr. Slaton conducted Building Human Assets Meetings with federal, state county and local political and government leaders for more than two decades advocating for new and more innovative ways to improve learning and support services to difficult and high need children and parents.

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