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Empowering Youth for Success in School and Life: Overcoming Poverty, Violence, and Failure

The National Youth-At-Risk Conference provides comprehensive professional development for adults who serve youth.

Hosted by: The National Youth-At-Risk Center, College of Education and The Division of Continuing Education at Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA

Join us for the upcoming National Youth-At-Risk Conference, March 6–9, 2016 in Savannah, GA, where spring comes early each year!

This conference showcases nationally recognized keynote and featured speakers who provide professional development for adults serving youth, especially in high-poverty schools (Title I) and communities. Over 120 training sessions provide research-based programs and best practices for creating safe, healthy, caring, and intellectually empowering educational environments that foster the well-being of all children and adolescents.

nyareaststrandsmainThis Conference is designed for all people interested in the well-being of youth, included but not limited to: Teachers at all levels, Principals and Assistant Principals, School Counselors and Psychologists, Health and Human Service Counselors and Personnel, Criminal Justice Professionals, Business and Community Leaders, Volunteer Service Providers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Social Workers.

Conference Objectives

For children and youth placed at risk, conference attendees will be able to:

  • Apply research-based instructional strategies and programs to close achievement gaps and address individual learning differences.
  • Identify academic learning activities that are challenging & relevant.
  • Demonstrate educational equity in school and address issues of disproportionality.
  • Improve social and emotional skills and promote a positive school climate for student engagement & learning.
  • Design a well-managed, safe, & orderly environment that is conducive to learning & encourages respect for all.
  • Examine intervention, prevention, and treatment strategies & programs to promote academic, mental, & physical wellness in the school & community.
  • Increase parental engagement & community support for student resiliency & achievement.
In Cooperation With
  • Albany State University, GA
  • Alliance for a Healthier Generation, GA
  • ALTernatives, Savannah, GA
  • Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, GA
  • Bethesda Home for Boys, Savannah, GA
  • Bulloch County Schools, Statesboro, GA
  • Duval County Public Schools, FL
  • Economic Opportunity Authority, Savannah, GA
  • Effingham County Board of Education, Springfield, GA
  • Family Connection Partnership Savannah, GA
  • First District RESA Safe and Drug-Free Schools & Communities, Brooklet, GA
  • Georgia Department of Human Resources: Office of Prevention Services, Savannah, GA
  • Georgia Department of Education, Division of School & Leader Quality, Atlanta, GA
  • Gulfstream, GA
  • Parent University, Savannah, GA
  • Pineland MH/MR/SA Services/Southeast Prevention Services, Statesboro, GA
  • Savannah/Chatham Public Schools, Savannah, GA
  • Savannah State University, Savannah, GA
  • Williams Events, GA
Division of Continuing Education • PO Box 8124 • 847 Plant Drive • Statesboro, GA 30458-8124 • (912) 478-5555 •