Embark News Campaign 11

03/10/2014

Embark Georgia:  Student Highlight

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Embark Georgia

The Embark Georgia statewide network serves post-secondary professionals and institutions to ensure connectivity, share best practices, and provide information exchange among youth, community based stakeholders, and K-12 education.  

This is a quick note to share the following video highlighting one of Georgia's amazing youth!  Both David and Lori had the pleasure of presenting with Ms. Antoinette Rucker this past weekend at the DFCS Teens R 4 Me Conference.  Ms. Rucker is currently a junior at Albany State University earning her BSW.  The conference was centered on helping youth age out of foster care and into adulthood.  Embark presented to several groups including DFCS leadership, case managers, supervisors, and CASA volunteers and staff. Please take a moment to watch the video and see how amazing our Georgia students speak on behalf of their experience!

Transitioning out of Foster Care (11Alive)

In addition the logo to the left we have created the first Embark handout highlighting Designated Leaders at both USG and TCSG institutions.  Please email either David or Lori if you would like a copy of the flier!

The State of Child Welfare in Georgia: Understanding the Opportunities and Challenges


Melissa Carter — Emory Law faculty member and executive director of the Barton Child Law and Policy Center — will review the history and impact of recent reform efforts on Georgia’s child welfare system and will discuss proposed strategies for future improvement.

UGA Chapel Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

This event is free and open to the public.

Sponsors include the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, the School of Social Work, and the College of Family and Consumer Sciences.

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Our mailing address is:

JW Fanning Institute for Leadership Development

1240 South Lumpkin Street

Athens, GA 30602

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The J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development
– a public service and outreach unit of the University of Georgia – is dedicated to strengthening communities, organizations, and individuals through leadership development, training, and education.


Embark Georgia is located at the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development.
David Meyers and Lori Tiller are the network directors. Our offices are located at 

1240 S. Lumpkin St.
Athens, GA 30605

You may contact us by calling 706-542-1108 or emailing  EMBARK@fanning.uga.edu
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