The Exploring Community Schools Workshops have been designed to familiarize a wide–range of interested citizens with the Community Schools concept, one of the most comprehensive and effective ways to improve schools and communities at the same time. Community Schools represent a vehicle for aligning the assets of students, families, teachers, and the community around a common goal–improving the success of our young people. Community schools across the nation purposefully integrate academic, health, and social services; youth and community development; and community engagement–drawing in school partners with resources to improve student and adult learning, strengthen families, and promote healthy communities.
To inform interested citizens about the Community School concept by providing concrete examples of what works and lessons learned from four nationally recognized leaders in the Community Schools movement.
With over 30 co-sponsoring agencies representing community and business leaders, K-12 educators, non-profits, mental health professionals, community-based programs, and higher education who helping to offer these two one–day events, these workshops will be of interest to all citizens interested in comprehensive and inclusive approaches to improving the success of our state's young people.
Each seminar is 5.25 contact hours. Participants will receive .525 CEUs from Auburn University for attending a single workshop session.
Last Updated: March 1, 2013