Voices from the Edge on 04/25/13

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Thu, 04/25/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The Passage to Higher Education Program at PCC Cascade

School systems from across the United States have increasingly come under public scrutiny. Frustration with schools, especially the inner city districts, not adequately preparing youth to cross the bridge to the 21st century, has lead to debates about funding practices, teacher accountability, parental involvement and paradigm shifts. Also, concerns about the level of violence in schools, teen pregnancy, drugs, and other distractions have been apart of the public discussion on How do we better educate our youth? An innovative program at PCC Cascade “The Passage” to Higher Education is an organized network of professionals and students committed to providing a foundational framework for African American Women earning their degrees. A project of the Women’s Resource Center the goals of The Passage is to: Create a sisterhood network where African American women students can share the challenges and solutions of coping with discrimination in educational systems. Build partnerships with four-year institutions in the community to assist students with a smooth transition from PCC. Provide educational tools that will develop self-management, critical thinking and goal setting techniques to support degree completion. Link PCC students with professional African American women and graduate students by sponsoring monthly speaking events. . Join me on Thu in my conversation with Noni Causey, program coordinator & Tony Funchess, Student mentor for a lively discussion on preparing African American women for college. For more information email passagetoeducation@gmail.com


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