Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Youth Success Strategies Conference at Georgia Aquarium Nov. 16-18

/PRNewswire/ -- The Georgia Mentoring Partnership, the Georgia Parental Information & Resource Center, and the Adolescent Family Life Project, in partnership with Communities In Schools of Georgia, are conducting a joint conference on November 16-18 at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. The event is open to anyone who wants to learn more about mentoring, parent engagement, dropout prevention and other youth development strategies. Sessions are conducted by renowned presenters and will provide participants with information regarding how to be an effective mentor, navigate the school system, and maintain effective school and community-based programs, to name a few. The keynote luncheon speaker is Byron Garrett, CEO of the National PTA. Visit www.cisga.org for registration information and more details.

CIS is the nation's largest dropout prevention organization. CIS partners with local school districts and community organizations to connect needed resources and services to kids and families. In Georgia, 42 CIS local affiliates and 21 Performance Learning Centers(R) (PLCs) provide services to more than 160,000 students in 54 school systems. Key programs include mentoring, tutoring, parent education, literacy, after-school programs, youth leadership, and PLCs.

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