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Upcoming Empowerment Summit to provide important information for families

Press release from Alachua County Public Schools

ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. – Youth mental health, student behavior, attendance, and other critical issues will be among the topics that families will learn more about at the upcoming Family Empowerment Summit, hosted by Alachua County Public Schools and sponsored by Florida Credit Union.

The summit is set for Monday, August 8, at Trinity United Methodist Church, located at 4000 NW 53rd Avenue. It will begin with a Family Resources Fair from 5 to 6 p.m., at which community organizations and district departments will share information and resources with families. The first 250 people will be provided with free meals.

From 6:30 to 8 p.m., speakers will provide information and tips for parents on helping support their children both in and out of school. There will also be performances and presentations by students. 

Activities will be offered for children in attendance. The summit will also be livestreamed.

The first day of school for students this fall is Wednesday, August 10.

  • The demographics of the attendees will likely provide an illustration of the problem in the school system.

    Hopefully I’ll be proved wrong but if past history is any predictor of the future… we’ll see.

  • These “educators “ should be able to monitor social media content as well as noting parental involvement with school functions. Too many signs go unnoticed before violence erupts.

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