New Jersey Health Initiatives - A Better State of Health
A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Program
2016 GradNation Community Summit: Thursday, October 13
September 19, 2016

Registration is now open for the Camden, New Jersey 2016 GradNation Community Summit – Forging Links Between Social-Emotional Learning & Academic Achievement:  A Community Wide Imperative – on Thursday, October 13, from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm at Rutgers University – Camden campus.

New Jersey Health Initiatives is a proud sponsor of this one-day conference designed to bring together educators and community stakeholders from across the state to support local youth in and out-of-school. As a GradNation Community Summit, the day’s agenda aims to inspire more fluid, multi-sector, conversations and connections between social-emotional learning, student wellness, and student achievement. Click here to register

The programmatic core of the conference demonstrates how establishing a healthy school community creates a holistic framework of achievement opportunities for young people’s lives. Facilitators from the Center for Supportive Schools lead the day’s interactive workshops and panels, including:

  • The Power of Peer Leadership
  • Courageous Conversations about Race, Class, and Gender
  • Data & Dialogue: Developing a Culture & Climate of Transparent, School-Wide Conversations
  • Real World Experiences for Engaging Students
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Community Schools & Community Partnerships
  • Student Wellness

School faculty and administrators are especially encouraged to attend and develop their SEL-Achievement Action Plan during the day.

The Camden, New Jersey 2016 GradNation Community Summit is one of just 100 GradNation Community Summits planned nationwide across four years. The GradNation Community Summits campaign is sponsored by America’s Promise Alliance to increase the U.S. high school graduation rate through local collaborations. According to the New Jersey Department of Education, in 2015, 89.7% of New Jersey high school students graduated in four years, extending an upward trend in statewide graduation rates since the Class of 2011.

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