February 20, 2013
The following news release is shared on behalf of Georgia Southern University. Congratulations to SAVE High School for being named a 2013 High-Flying School.
National Youth-At-Risk Conference To Celebrate 24th Year
Georgia Southern University will host the 24th Annual National Youth-At-Risk Conference from Sunday through Wednesday, March 3 –6, 2013 in Savannah, GA.
Set in the Hyatt Regency Hotel, the four-day conference has grown from humble beginnings in spring 1989 to the leading conference nationwide for professionals who deal with troubled youngsters. Registration is anticipated to reach 1200 or more.
Hosted by the University's College of Education along with the Division of Continuing Education, the conference draws educators, counselors, social workers, criminal justice professionals and community leaders, with substantial participation from throughout the nation and internationally.
With at least 50 percent of their students living at or below poverty level and with a highly diverse student body, five schools will be honored as the 2013 High-Flying Schools. They were chosen for their success in achieving academic success, community collaboration, citizenship development and democratic education.
The winning schools are SAVE High School, Anchorage, AK; Whitehall Elementary School, Anderson, SC; Moore Elementary School, Griffin, GA; Newton High School, Covington, GA and Oak Hill Middle School, Milledgeville, GA.
Other conference highlights include keynote presentations by Eric Jensen, Ruby Payne and Grant Rivera. This year's pre-conference workshops range in topics from Social Structure of Bullying in Schools and Substance Abuse Treatment for Resistant Youth to Overcoming Poverty Challenges. These are offered on Sunday afternoon from 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Staying true to its roots, the Conference provides an early discounted four-day fee of $275 to local public school personnel from 18 southeast Georgia counties. Other discounts include group discounts, full-time student discounts (does not include meals), and registration for a single day of the conference. For more information or to register for the National Youth-At-Risk Conference, contact the Division of Continuing Education at (855) 478-5551 or visit www.nationalyouthatrisk.org.