Embark News Campaign 26

Embark Georgia Network;  College Connections for Student Success Conference Links

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.



A Focus on Foster Care, Homeless &

Other Disconnected Youth

March 31 & April 1, 2015


The "College Connections for Student Success"  conference will offer rich information for those who work with or want to gain a better understanding of Foster Care Youth, Homeless Youth (Accompanied & Unaccompanied), Juvenile Offenders and children of Incarcerated Parents, Migrants, Refugee & Immigrant Youth, At-Risk African American and Latino Males, and Teen Parents.

Register Here

Call for Proposals Here

Link to the Designated Points of Contacts for the University System of Georgia and the Technical College System of Georgia. 

Save the Date for Regional Meetings!

Register Here

Next Regional Network Meeting (Rome): 

 at Georgia Highlands College

Friday, January 23 from 10:00 am-2:00 pm 

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

-- Feedback from attendee 
Our next Regional Meeting will be Friday, January 23 at Georgia Highlands College at 10:00 AM. If you have already registered for this meeting, keep an eye out for an email regarding the exact location of the meeting. Feel free to bring a friend or colleague. 

-- David Meyers and Lori Tiller

As always if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions please let us know.  


Articles and Information:

1. Fostering Success Michigan will be hosting a webinar "Human Trafficking: The Intersection Between Child Welfare and Modern Day Slavery" on December 9, 2014 from 2 PM to 3 PM.

  • This webinar will define human trafficking and discuss common characteristics of individuals who have been victimized. The connection between the child welfare system and trafficking will be explored. Current legislation, local and national efforts will be discussed. Recommendations for professionals and local and national resources will be provided. The webinar will be conducted by FSM's Student Ambassador, Brittany Bartkowiak, BSW. 

2. How Foster Youth Can Build Their Own Network highlights the efforts of Peace4Kids. Peace4Kids is a community-building organization in Los Angeles which provides programs and services for foster and at-risk youth. Youth are taught life skills and are surrounded by people who care. 

3. Homeless Liaisons Strive for Stability for Homeless Youth highlights the work of homeless liaisons in Portland, OR, an area with increasing numbers of homeless youth. As the holidays approach, homeless liaisons are seeking the help of local families and organizations to provide toys, gifts, and winter coats for children in the area.  

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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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