Welcome to the Supporting High School Students Discussion Board! We are so excited to connect with you around this important topic over the next few days (Aug 18-20, 2015).
Our guest experts—Eric Billiet, Sarah Brightwell, and Melanie Spencer – have set up “office hours” to discuss your ideas and answer your questions. They will available for live chat on the following dates and times:
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern for Eric Billiet
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern for Melanie Spencer
Thursday, August 20, 2015 1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern for Sarah Brightwell
Throughout this virtual event, we encourage you to use this discussion board to network and converse with peers across the nation. Our Y4Y team members Jessica Chung and Kathleen Bethke will serve as moderators.
Note: You will need to be logged in to the Y4Y portal in order to take part in the discussion. To create a free account, click https://www.y4y.ed.gov/join/
Guest speaker bios:
Eric Billiet, Expanded Learning Education Specialist at the Minnesota Department of Education, administers the state’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers program and provides technical assistance to grantees and to Ignite Afterschool, Minnesota’s after school network.
Sarah Brightwell, Director of Community Services and Grants for Bastrop Independent School District (Texas), develops and oversees programming for four high schools (including a non-traditional and an early college high school).
Melanie Spencer, Program Director for the Gateway to the Future Academy at Riverside High School (Yonkers, New York), has spent six years working with high school youth in this community-based program.
So glad you are having this webinar. This topic is so needed.
Thanks Shawn. Glad you could join us. Hope you will weigh in on some of these topics.
I agree with Shawn, this topic is very much needed. I look forward to connecting with others today!
Thank you, I hope I was able to provide some good information and I look forward to checking in on the other office hours.
We hope that our participants from the webinar will join us today with our subject-matter expert Melanie Spencer.