Friday, February 29, 2008

Drop Out Crisis a Public Health Issue

Last September I posted an article titled "Reframing School Drop Out as a Public Health Issue.

While the SunTimes has called for action by CPS, I hope you'll all read this and encourage hospitals, universities and business groups to take strategic roles in keeping kids in school, and preparing them for jobs and careers.

I encourage you to read some of the blog articles on the Smart Communities blog, which illustrate reasons for business and hospitals to become strategically involved.

My goal for the May and November Tutor/Mentor Conference is to have leaders from these industries host 70 minute discussions, sharing what they do, and building visibility for pro-active strategies that mentor kids to careers. If you can organize such a workshop, or host a panel, submit a workshop presenter form as soon as you can so we can begin promoting your involvement.

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