Wittenberg Center for Civic & Urban Engagement Hosts “My Principal Matters” Afterschool Program
Published April 18, 2011
Springfield, Ohio – May is National My Principal Matters month, and Wittenberg University’s Center for Civic & Urban Engagement (CCUE) will host The Power & Promise of Afterschool special program “My Principal Matters” from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, in Room 105 of the Joseph C. Shouvlin Center for Lifelong Learning, 737 N. Fountain Ave.
The program honors local principals who effectively collaborate with afterschool programs to increase learning opportunities for youth, and features Paul Young, president and CEO of the National Afterschool Association, a former elementary school teacher and principal. Young provided key leadership in the development of the West After School Center in Lancaster, Ohio, and he is the author of Principal Matters “101 Tips for Creating Collaborative Relationships between Afterschool Programs and School Leaders.” His presentation is titled “Why Does My Principal Matter?”
In addition, local principals Edna Chapman, Springfield Academy of Excellence, and Gary Cross, Keifer Academy, will share how their schools partner with two afterschool programs to provide extended learning opportunities to benefit students. These principals and program directors Liz Hale, Forging Responsible Youth, and Deb McCullough, On-The-Rise, will discuss the ways they developed successful afterschool partnerships.
The program includes a Networking Lunch and features three Program Spotlights: Gear Up, Tecumseh Schools Adelante and Perrin Woods Closing the Achievement Gap.
The conference is funded by a grant from the United States Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention. Strengthening afterschool programs is one of the four priority initiatives chosen by the CCUE Community Advisory Council. Registration for the conference is available by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact information must be included in the e-mail registration.
Written By: Phyllis Eberts