Remember to send any success stories you want to share as well. We want everyone to know all the good work being done in our region on dropout prevention!
May 10, 2013
First Baptist Activity Center
Upcoming Summer Camps
News & Information
The North Carolina Service-Learning Coalition presents 2013 Southeastern Regional Service-Learning Training
Tuesday May 7th, 2013
8:00am to 1:00pm
E.A. Laney High School
2700 North College Road, Wilmington NC 28405
The UNCW Watson College of Education Dropout Prevention Coalition is co-sponsoring this FREE event!
Join service-learning high school teachers and students as they share practices and valuable trainings surrounding how to start or enhance your students' experiences in an all-day training open to teachers, students, nonprofit partners, community groups, and service-learning rookies and experts. The NCSLC is holding a string of trainings throughout North Carolina, with the third event taking place in Wilmington. For information on other trainings, resources, and events please visit our website, www.ncslcoalition.org!
The training is FREE for all attendees, but space is limited to the first 30 registrations! Registration and details are at: http://ncslcoalitionsoutheast2013.eventbrite.com/
Announcements from Dropout Prevention Coalition Member Organizations:
On Friday, May 10, Warner Temple A.M.E. Zion Church and Northwestern Mutual will co-host a Chick-fil-A® Leadercast® event at the First Baptist Activity Center on Independence Boulevard in Wilmington.
Chick-fil-A® Leadercast® is a one-day leadership development event broadcast LIVE from Atlanta, GA to hundreds of sites throughout the nation including Wilmington. Last year, over 100,000 leaders from 14 countries attended Chick-fil-A® Leadercast.® In its 14th year, this full day, experiential conference is predicted to reach its largest audience to date.
Clifford Barnett, Pastor of Warner Temple and Chair of the Dropout Prevention Coalition would like to invite all Coalition Members to attend the Wilmington Event and help promote it to high school and college students in the area. "This is a terrific learning and networking opportunity for business and community leaders," he said. "And the experience can be particularly valuable for young people, who may be diamonds in the rough today, but will become the future leaders in our Community."
The theme for this year's event is "Simply Lead" and speakers include:
- Jack Welch, Former Chairman and CEO of General Electric
- Andy Stanley, Best-selling leadership author and communicator
- Mike Krzyzewski, Head men's basketball coach, Duke University and Team USA
- John Maxwell, Best-selling author and leadership expert
- Dr. Henry Cloud, Best-selling author and leadership consultant
- LCDR Rorke Denver, Navy SEAL and star of the 2012 movie Act of Valor
- Sanya Richards-Ross, 2012 London Olympic gold medalist, track & field
- David Allen, Best-selling author of Getting Things Done and productivity expert
- Condolezza Rice, Secretary of State (2005-2009), via exclusive Simply Lead video interview
To register, visit www.chick-fil-aleadercast.com, enter a Wilmington zip code and select the Warner Temple A.M.E Zion Church site location. Tickets are available for $60, with a discount rate of $50 each when purchasing a table of 8. A special student discount rate of $40 is available to anyone currently enrolled in high school or college.
For more information about the Wilmington Chick-fil-A® Leadercast® event, call local Event Coordinators Clifford Barnett at 757-537-2019 or Charlotte Mercer at 910-430-9814.
Our next newsletter is coming out in May and we want to let everyone know about your summer camps. If your organization or school district is hosting summer camps, we want them included in our May issue. Please send the information to Janna Robertson at firstname.lastname@example.org
We have heard from a few more camps- more information coming in May!
The Junior Seahawk Academy program is sponsored by UNCW and the Watson College of Education with partners from SEAHAC and Time Warner Cable. The 2013 summer camp will take place during, June 17-21, 2013, 8:30am-12:30pm for students ages 11-14. The academy will serve approximately 60 middle school students. There is a $60 registration fee for participants in the program. The populations of middle school students targeted for this academy are from economically deprived and diverse communities but all students are welcome. Click here for registration information: http://www.uncw.edu/ed/jrseahawk/
The Brigade Boys & Girls Club invites you to join us for an exciting summer program including arts & crafts, sports, outdoor play, swimming, computers, field trips and much more! Open Monday-Friday 6:30am-6:00pm for grades K-12 with sites in New Hanover & Pender Counties. Cost ranging from $20-$75 per week including breakfast and lunch daily. For more information please contact us at 910-392-0747 or visit www.brigadebgc.org.
Community Boys and Girls Club of Wilmington Summer Program will be open Mon-Fri beginning on June 17th and lasting through August 16th, from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM. Costing only $360.00 which includes adult supervision, breakfast, lunch, and snack for members. There are payment plans available and some limited scholarships that parents can apply for. We are also offering an early bird registration for parents who sign up before May 17th, which is 25% off the original cost for the summer program. For further information parents can call our main office (910)-762-1252.
- Eagle Academy:An Afterschool Academic Support/Tutoring Program
Carolina Forest International Elementary - Helen Gross, Principal
- Dropouts: The tip of the iceberg
- Meeting Student Needs with Reading Interventions
Trent Park Elementary School - Eleanor Bryan Patrick, Principal
- DC Virgo Preparatory Academy
Eric Irizarry, Principal
The Watson College of Education at UNCW and the Dropout Prevention Coalition of Southeastern North Carolina held an Education Symposium on December 5th from 1 to 4:30 pm at the Watson College of Education in Wilmington, NC. The Symposium, entitled "Innovative Ways to Engage Students in Learning", was designed to promote best practices in education and showcase success stories from our region.
The Symposium began with a keynote address by former North Carolina Senator Howard N. Lee, founder of the Howard N. Lee Institute for Equity and Opportunity in Education. The event featured four roundtable discussions with panelists from 15 successful regional school programs and community agencies. The panelists shared effective strategies on a wide range of topics including career and technical education, student mentoring, fostering student engagement through innovative use of technology and participation in the arts.
- The First Years – The Critical First Phase of Dropout Prevention
- Engaging DO Strategies
- Rural Center Presentation
- CROSSROADS:Partners in Drug Abuse Prevention
- Art Saves Lives: Creating a Culture of Confidence
- Dimensions of School Culture
- Eagle Academy: An Afterschool Academic Support/Tutoring Program
- The Ninth Grade Academy at Southern Vance HS
- Odyssey - Description of Odyssey Academy
- Odyssey Academy
- Jones Senior High School: A School of Transformation
- List of Conference Presenters
- How Did North Carolina High Schools Improve Their Graduation Rates?
Dr. Janna Robertson and Dr. Robert Smith
- Whose Responsibility is Dropout Prevention?
Dr. Kennedy Ongaga, Dr. William Sterrett, and Dr. Janna Robertson
Students Graduate from the Youthbuild Program at UNCW
In collaboration with the Wilmington Housing Authority, UNCW, and the Dropout Prevention Coalition, more than 30 students graduated the Youthbuild program. more...