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Priorities for Action
From the many suggestions made by participants, the Follow-Up Committee identified three major themes that lend themselves to immediate action; the Committee also acknowledged the need for an ongoing steering committee that can take these and future initiatives forward.
By following the Read More link below each theme, you will have the opportunity to leave comments or to add your contact information to get involved on each of the
- Parent Outreach. Parents need information, guidance, and practical assistance to nurture and direct their children’s education. Read More, Comment or Offer Support >>
- Career Mentoring. Many students need a more realistic understanding of the career opportunities that are available to them or the skills and credentials they would need to pursue those options. They need to see the relevance of working hard in school and setting and meeting personal goals. A number of agencies currently offer mentoring programs that provide students with practical and emotional guidance in school or in the transition to the labor market or higher education. Read More, Comment or Offer Support >>
- Public Service Announcements. Many of the young people who participated in the community conversation noted that they and their peers encounter few messages in their daily lives that promote education as a path to success. Read More, Comment or Offer Support >>
- Steering Committee. Our greatest chance for our long-term vision is if we create a group that is willing to take leadership on these issues. Read More, Comment or Offer Support >>
If you have other actions that you want to spearhead, submit your action >> and we'll get in touch with you to promote it and to get support from others.
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