"A Whole School for the Whole Child"
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 from 5:45 PM to 7:30 PM (CDT)
New Orleans, LA
Join us in a dialogue about the role of Community Schools in setting up children in New Orleans for academic success and healthy development. Community schools, with their emphasis on intentional partnerships, represent the most effective approach to addressing all the factors that influence the development of the “whole child”.
Hear from a cross-section of community stakeholders, including school leaders, teachers, neighborhood leaders, parents, children and service providers about the power of working together to improve the quality of services and experiences for children and families, both inside and outside the school setting. Learn about the Community Schools vision of students succeeding in school, graduating, and becoming productive parents, workers, and citizens. As they work toward this vision, community schools align school and community resources so that the essential conditions for learning are in place.
Developing and supporting community schools is a key focus of The New Orleans Kids Partnership, a voluntary collaboration among those programs who serve, support, engage and empower children and youth in the Greater New Orleans area. Working together, NOKP partners develop, share, coordinate and leverage resources so that all children and youth reach their optimal potential.
This event is free and open to the public.