Wednesday, May 30, 2018

6th Annual Together We Stand Youth and Community UNITY Summit

Who: Superintendent Kurt Browning, School Board members, principals, students, parents, district staff, and community partners

What: 6th Annual Together We Stand Youth and Community UNITY Summit

When: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, June 4, 2018
            8:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. (Secondary Schools)
            11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (Lunch and late registration)
            12:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Elementary Schools)

Where: River Ridge Center for the Performing Arts
            11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey

Why: School and student leaders will be working together with district and community leaders to learn about and develop action steps for creating safer more inclusive school communities.

How: Students from each high school, middle school and elementary school will join district staff, parents, and agency partners like Baycare, Sunrise, Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, PACE Center for Girls, Pasco Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention, Eckerd Community Alternatives, and New Port Richey Public Library, along with Family Chiropractic, for the all-day summit that will educate the school and community on UNITY (Understanding Needs In Transforming Youth) awareness.  Superintendent Browning will open the summit, and will be followed by River Ridge High School student performances. The session topics will address awareness and strategies surrounding Unity connected to : Anti-Bullying, Mindfulness for Self Care and Wellness, Building Strong Teams Using Effective Communication Skills. Action planning for the teams will be surrounding the knowledge gained throughout the sessions.