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Monday, April 13, 2009

Dropout Prevention Summit Scheduled for April 27

You are cordially invited to attend the Kanawha County Dropout Prevention Summit, to be held on Monday, April 27, 2009 from 8:00 a.m. until 12:20 p.m. at the Charleston Civic Center. The very special summit is sponsored by West Virginia’s Promise and HOPE Community Development Corporation.

America’s Promise has asked governors and mayors to address the dropout dilemma that faces our nation. West Virginia Governor and Mrs. Manchin are hosting a WV’s Dropout Prevention Summit on July 14, 2009 in Charleston. Regional summits are being held throughout the State to address this issue and your input is crucial so that the report submitted by Kanawha County for the WV Dropout Prevention Summit addresses the local issues and provides local solutions to the dropout dilemma.

The Kanawha County Summit is designed to educate, enlighten, entertain and inspire you and the community! Speakers and presenters will provide valuable information regarding the impact the dropout dilemma has on our local community. You will be shocked!

So that the community is informed and heard, the presenters, facilitators and sponsors are working to create an environment for youth, parents, community leaders, community organization representatives, the public school system, and the legal justice system to have a meaningful dialogue that provides solutions to the dropout dilemma, increases the graduation rate and encourages youth to further their education at a post-secondary or vocational institution or program. Attached for your information is a tentative agenda and registration form.

PLEASE REGISTER TO ATTEND THIS SUMMIT TODAY. Also, please feel free to contact me regarding this event at (304) 340-3503 or via e-mail at We look forward to seeing you on April 27!


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