Embark News Campaign 22

10/06/2014
 
Embark Georgia Network: Northeast Regional Meeting -- Highlights and Next Steps
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 professionals who support former foster and homeless students in their academic endeavors.

Northeast Regional Network Meeting Highlights

Next Regional Network Meeting (Atlanta): 

 at Kennesaw State University

Tuesday, October 14th from 12:30-3:30 pm 

Register here.

"We made connections with people in our own backyard that we didn't even know about!"

-- Feedback from attendee 
On Tuesday, September 30th over 55 partners from the Northeast Region and beyond met at the University of Georgia--Athens to network, share resources, and work together to build a supportive educational network in Georgia.

Objectives from the meeting included:

  • Bringing people together for networking opportunities and sharing of ideas
  • Highlighting campus activities
  • Hearing from a young person currently pursuing a post-secondary education
  • Presenting information about services, activities and data collection efforts 

A special shout out and  thank you to our student speaker Octavia Fugerson who did an amazing job sharing insight into her college career and how we can learn to work together to help future college students from this background. 

We would also like to thank speakers including Associate Vice President for Public Service and Outreach Dr. Paul Brooks, Associate Dean of Students and UGA's Designated Point of Contact Dr. Alan Campbell, Lydia Pollard of the Independent Living Program of Georgia, Mike Kulp from North Oconee High School, Victoria Salzman from the Georgia Youth Opportunities Initiative (GYOI), Dawn Cooper from the University System of Georgia College Access Challenge Grant, and Erica Glenn from the Georgia Department of Education.


Again, thank you to all who participated!

-- David Meyers and Lori Tiller

Articles and Information:

1. Foster Care Youth: Faces of the Invisible Achievement Gap shares the stories of four young people with foster care backgrounds as they continue their journeys in higher education and beyond.

2.  The United Methodist Children's Home in Decatur is search of a Director (ILP/TLP). This position seeks a seasoned professional who is looking to build and grow the programs area at the Children's Home while building and growing their career. Those who are interested should follow the link in attached flyer: Director ILP/TLP Position Opening.

As always if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions please let us know.  
Link to the Designated Points of Contacts for the University System of Georgia and the Technical College System of Georgia. 

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– 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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