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Got youth? Check out this education summit together

Post by Debbie Cafazzo / The News Tribune on April 19, 2012 at 8:51 pm with No Comments »
April 18, 2012 9:01 pm

Parents and guardians can join students at this year’s Youth and Family Summit, scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 28 at Lincoln High School in Tacoma.

A similar event held in 2010 attracted more than 700 students from the city’s middle and high schools.

The free summit includes sessions aimed at helping students take charge of their education, as well as information for parents on college preparation, bullying prevention and more. There will also be a rally, music and dance performances.

Speakers include Michael Benitez, Jr., a social justice activist and scholar from Iowa State University and Ed Taylor, from the University of Washington’s Educational Leadership and Policy Studies program.

The summit is organized by Tacoma Public Schools, the REACH (Resources for Education and Career Help) Center, Tacoma 360 and the University of Puget Sound’s Race and Pedagogy Initiative.

Participants can enjoy a free breakfast and lunch, but organizers encourage pre-registration at www.facebook.com/2012YouthandFamilySummit or www.pugetsound.edu/raceandpedagogy

Registration forms are also available from Tacoma public schools.


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