The Puppy – A Story from Chicken Soup for the Soul


Jack Levine

Jack Levine, founder of 4Generations Institute, is a communications and public policy consultant. He previously served as President of Voices for Florida's Children for 25-years. Jack's expertise is in developing and delivering messages to the media, public officials, and a diverse network of advocates on the value of preventive investments in children, parent leadership, grandparent activism, and dignified services for elders. Through public speaking, seminar and workshop leadership, and an array of community advocacy events, Jack shares information, provides inspiration, and leverages advocate enthusiasm in the direction of public policy action. Jack serves as Partnership Director for GRAND Magazine, a national publication reaching out to the some 77-million Baby Boomers in their active and energetic grandparenting years. He holds a Master's degree in Child Development and Family Studies from Purdue University, and a degree in English Literature from Hunter College, City University of New York. A native of Long Beach, New York, Jack has been a teacher and urban youth counselor, and for four years, worked as a waiter and dining room captain in resort hotels in New York and Miami Beach. Jack served on the charter board of Voices for America's Children, and advises The Family Institute of the College of Human Sciences, Florida State University and the University of Florida's College of Law. Jack was a founding member of the Florida Commission on Responsible Fatherhood. A graduate of Leadership Florida, Jack was the first recipient of Leadership Florida's Distinguished Alumnus Award. He has been honored with the Florida Juvenile Judges' Media Award, the Voice for Children Award from the Children's Home Society of Florida, and was named Floridian of the Year by The Orlando Sentinel. Jack and his wife, Charlotte, have two sons - Aaron and Josh, both students at Florida State

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