For Immediate Release
Jessica Noble, Kansas DropINs Coordinator, 785-296-1521
Kansas DropINs, a collaborative dropout prevention effort led by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), announced today that it will host eight regional post-summit conversations in follow-up to the Kansas' Dropout Prevention Summit held October 20 in Wichita. The challenges and solutions identified by each region will be compiled into a statewide action plan for dropout prevention.
"A 'one-size-fits-all' approach will not be successful in preventing our youth from
dropping out," said Roderick L. Bremby, Secretary of KDHE. "Conversing locally
about the issues and promising solutions unique to each area of the state will help
to ensure that the
Attendance at the regional conversations is free, however registration is strongly encouraged. To register, contact Jessica Noble at firstname.lastname@example.org or 785-296-1521. For more information or to view a map of the regions visit: www.KansasDropINs.org
Every Kansan has a stake in ensuring our youth succeed and therefore all sectors - private businesses, government agencies, school staff, parents, youth and concerned citizens are invited to attend.
Regional Pre-summit Conversations Schedule:
Southeast Region, Monday, January 11, 11:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Neosho County Community College, Oak Room in the Student Union
800 W 14th Street, Chanute KS 66720
South Central Region, Tuesday, January 12, 11:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Wichita Region, Wednesday, January 13, 11:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Southwest Region, Thursday, January 14, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Garden City Community College, 2nd floor Student & Community Services Center
801 Campus Drive, Garden City KS 67846
Northwest Region, Friday January 15, 9:00 - 12:00 p.m.
Northeast Region, Tuesday, January 19, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Lawrence Public School District Office
110 McDonald Drive, Lawrence KS 66044
Kansas City Region, Thursday, January 21, 5:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Kansas City Kansas Community College, Jewell Building, Upper Room
7250 State Avenue, Kansas City KS 66112
North Central Region, Monday, January 25, 11:30 - 3:00 p.m.
120 W. Ash,
Note to Editors: Local interest for Chanute,
As the state's environmental protection and public health agency, KDHE promotes responsible choices to protect the health and environment for all Kansans.
Through education, direct services and the assessment
of data and trends, coupled with policy development and enforcement, KDHE will improve
health and quality of life. We prevent illness, injuries and foster a safe
and sustainable environment for the people of
Kansas' Dropout Prevention Summit is funded through a grant received by the America's Promise Alliance, a national organization committed to ending the nation's dropout crisis, and a generous donation by State Farm Insurance.
DropINs was formed in 2008 and is tasked with the planning the state's Dropout Prevention