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The Wilson Sheehan Foundation is providing funds to the Community Alliance for Youth to help launch a youth leadership academy in the greater Springfield area. Our goal is to collaboratively develop a leadership academy for Clark County youth to build self-determination and college readiness through service to the community. This academy will use a nomination process to ensure 50% participation from at-risk youth.
We want to in involve community organizations that already provide leadership training for youth as well as those interested in expanding their current programming to help us plan for Clark County. If you would like to join our planning team, email your contact information to Nicolette Lyons email@example.com by March 3, 2014. Please join these organizations already onboard: 4-H, Arts Council, Boy Scouts, Forging Responsible Youth, Junior Achievement and the Springfield Peace Center. Co-Chairs for the committee are: Kathy Lopez, Juvenile Court and Stephanie McCuistion, Wittenberg Hagen Center. We look forward to Working with you!
February 28 NAA Convention begins in New York City
March 12 Advocacy Day at Capitol, Columbus
March 20 What Role Can You Play in Preserving the Local Watershed at Wittenberg University 9-10am
March 28 OAN Training: How to Create a 21st Century Community Learning Center Proposal in Competitive Times 9am-3:30pm
May 8 Spring Conference 10am-2pm
To view all CAY Upcoming Events CLICK HERE
Families And Schools Together (FAST) is a school-based, family-focused program designed to support the natural strength of the family unit. FAST components build up protective factors against school failure, violence, delinquency, and substance abuse. Results have shown improvements in classroom behaviors & self-confidence, as well as better communicaion between home and school. Although FAST effectiveness has been proven in all types of families, records reflect 90% of participating families are headed by single mothers between the ages of 21 & 35. FAST goals include teaching effective parenting skills, reinforcing the value of a home and school partnership and stressing the necessity of positive community supports.
FAST is conducted at Lincoln and Perrin Woods Elementary schools in Springfield and at South Elementary school in Urbana. Grants and private donations enable us to conduct two 8-week cycles at each school, during the school year and monthly support meetings called FASTWorks. FASTWorks attendance is a time to reinforce the gains and social supports achieved during the 8-week sessions. FAST is a community outreach program of WellSpring and is open to families for any Springrfield City or Urbana Elementary School. For more information contact Ramona Henry 937.325.5564, ext. 124 or firstname.lastname@example.org