In many school districts across the county, chronic absence spikes in middle or high school. But being in class every day is even more critical for teens. Instruction is fast-pace and lessons build on one another. Research shows that middle school attendance is a better predictor of high school graduation than test scores.
How can we encourage teens to persist in middle and high school? Join Attendance Works, United Way Worldwide and our Attendance Awareness partners for the webinar, Nurture Dreams: Ensure Students Feel Safe, Supported, Connected and Engaged, on May 16 at 2pm ET.
Our presenters, from Fordham Leadership Academy, the Center for Supportive Schools and the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania, will share how they cultivate positive relationships with youth and identify and remove attendance barriers. Their efforts show how to move beyond simply taking roll to encouraging students to persist in going to school so they have an opportunity to reach for their dreams.
During the webinar we’ll show results from surveys that reflect how students think about being in school. Drawing from surveys by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Gallup and GetSchooled, we’ll share information about student health, school climate and why kids miss school.
Don’t miss out. Register today!
Please note: Due to the high level of interest in this series, we are likely to exceed the webinar room capacity of 500. All registrants will receive the webinar recording, PowerPoint slides, and other materials after the session is complete. You might consider organizing a separate session to watch with a group using the recording and discussion guide. Guests are welcome to log in 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the webinar.
The webinar platform is Adobe Connect. You may be asked to download the desktop application in order to view the session, so consider logging in early to allow time to setup your computer.