This group is a place to share information about the "Voices in Action: National Youth Summit" sponsored by the Department of Education. There will be several CLE teams attending the summit and sharing their experience.
Location: Washington DC
Latest Activity: Jun 14, 2012
President Barack Obama has set a goal that by 2020 the United States lead the world in college completion. Over the summer the United States' Department of Education (ED) conducted a National Youth Listening Tour to engage youth in a conversation on what it will take to meet the President's goal. ED met with more than 1800 middle and high school students from across the country. To close the tour, ED will host "Voices in Action: National Youth Summit."
The purpose of the summit will be to galvanize youth to shape strategies to provide pathways for all youth – those who are in middle and high school as well as those who are out of work, out of school and out of the mainstream – to be on track to achieve high school and postsecondary credentials. The summit will share what students have told ED to date, provide additional youth the opportunity to give input, provide opportunities to communicate their views and ideas directly to senior administration officials, and allow students to plan ongoing youth-led, youth-directed efforts which will continue after the summit.
|WHAT:||Day long event that will include workshops, music, entertainment, and dialogues on key issues that were raised during the tour including high quality teaching, mentors, school climate, family/parent engagement, and the college access/completion information gap|
|WHO:||A diverse cross-section of 200-220 high school students and some middle school students.|
|WHEN:||Saturday, February 26, 2011
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
|WHERE:||Washington D.C. (Banneker High School and Howard University)|
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