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Elk Grove Unified’s Teens Will Lead and Participate in Discussions on Ways Students Can Learn to Be Empowered, Build a Sense of Unity and Feel Secure as Role Models

WHAT: The Elk Grove Unified School District will hold its 17th Annual Middle School Leadership Conference on Thursday, February 22, 2018 where nearly 100 high school student leaders will facilitate the day-long conference to introduce leadership skills with over 500 of their middle school counterparts. The conference workshops and activities will provide the tools to empower participants to feel more secure in their roles as leaders and role models at their own school. Additionally, Superintendent Christopher R. Hoffmans will speak to students to “Be the Change” and Dean Whellams will deliver the keynote presentation where he will highlight how gratitude and appreciation for everything around us enhances empathy, understanding and connection.

WHEN: Thursday, February 22, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

WHERE: Antioch Progressive Baptist Church, 7650 Amherst St., Sacramento, CA 95832

WHO: The district-wide conference is designed for middle school Peer Counselors, Conflict Managers, Where Everybody Belongs (WEB) Leaders, Club Live members, leadership students, Teens for Tolerance program members and other similar groups. The event is planned and facilitated by student leaders from Cosumnes Oaks, Pleasant Grove and Sheldon high schools.

WHY: The purpose of the conference is to give students who are in peer mentoring and leadership roles at EGUSD middle schools an opportunity to network and gain skills and information related to teen issues. Students who attend this conference will find themselves in an environment that will encourage them to open their minds to new ideas and express their own ideas. The aim of the program is to empower and challenge these young leaders to work together to make a difference at their own schools.

About the Elk Grove Unified School District

The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) is the fifth-largest school district in California located in southern Sacramento County. EGUSD covers 320 square miles and includes 67 schools: 42 elementary schools, nine middle schools, nine high schools, five alternative education schools, an adult school, one charter school and a virtual academy. Offering a multitude of educational programs, including over 70 career-themed academies and pathways within 15 industry sectors, we prepare our students for college and career by supporting them with the means to be creative problem solvers; self-aware, self-reliant, and self-disciplined; technically literate; effective communicators and collaborators; and engaged in the community as individuals with integrity. We integrate rigorous academics with career-based learning and real world workplace experiences and ensure that Every Student is Learning, in Every Classroom, in Every Subject, Every Day.

For more information about the Elk Grove Unified School District, please visit www.egusd.net and follow us @ElkGroveUnified on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Eventbrite.

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