HCDE Superintendent’s Youth Summit Is Sept. 28

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

As part of the effort to ensure Hamilton County Schools offer a safe learning environment in every building, the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council (SSAC) and STARS (Students Taking A Right Stand) are joining forces to host the Superintendent’s Youth Summit.

The event happens Thursday, Sept. 28, at the South Chattanooga Recreation Center from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.

The youth development training will empower students to serve as positive agents and strengthen the school climate and culture on their school campuses.

STARS Director Karen Glenn explained that each school can invite up to 15 students who possess positive leadership characteristics and are likely to influence the overall school climate in a favorable manner. Among the students selected to attend will be the SSAC. “We have so many amazing student leaders who really work to cultivate a healthier learning environment for all students. I am excited to see their strategies for enhancing their respective school environment,” she said.

Once the overall strategies are developed, a portion of time during the monthly SSAC meetings will be dedicated to assessing progress towards the goals established during the event. Ms. Glenn said, “We are optimistic that involving students in the solutions will only strengthen our schools.”

Because student leaders have the power to positively shape the culture and climate of his or her school, HCDE is excited to offer this training.

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