DC Department of Human Services (DHS), DC Public Schools (DCPS), and the Student Support Center (SSC) invite you to a Summit highlighting the New Heights program and their collaborative efforts to support expectant and parenting students.
The New Heights program is a school-based initiative that engages expectant and parenting students in 15 DC high schools (13 DCPS schools and two DC public charter schools), including targeting those living in foster care. The program seeks to improve the attendance and graduation rates of these students, prepare them for college or careers, and prevent subsequent pregnancies.
The New Heights Summit is supported by Grant Number SP1AH000007-03-00 from the Office of Adolescent Health.
· DC Mayor Vincent C. Gray (invited)
· DCPS Chancellor Kaya Henderson
· DHS Director David Berns
· SSC Executive Director Carolyn Gardner
· Keynote Speaker Nicole Lynn Lewis, Founder & CEO, Generation Hope
WHEN: FRIDAY, AUG. 16 – 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM
· 8:30 AM Registration and continental breakfast; Resource Fair
· 9:30 AM Speakers and New Heights presentation
· 10:45 AM - 1:00 PM Workshop Sessions
· 1:00 PM Lunch, videos & networking
WHERE: Kellogg Conference Center at Gallaudet University
800 Florida Avenue NE, Washington, DC
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
· School leaders
· Elected officials and policymakers
· Professional service providers
· Constituents and stakeholders
WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND:
· Learn additional parenting skills/tips and child development information for young parents.
· Hear about the New Heights program impact from students enrolled in New Heights.
· Learn strategies for young men to create their own positive definitions of masculinity.
· Gain knowledge of the multiple needs and circumstances of youth who are leaving foster care, graduating school, or leaving juvenile justice system.
· Build relationships with colleagues in the field to enhance your work.
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