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EGUSD middle school students to attend 12th Annual Middle School Leadership Conference
EGUSD middle school students to attend 12th Annual Middle School Leadership Conference

On Thursday, February 21, middle school leadership students from all nine Elk Grove Unified School District middle schools will attend the 12th Annual Middle School Leadership Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Antioch Progressive Baptist Church. 

The district-wide conference is designed for middle school students involved in student leadership, peer counseling, conflict management, Students Reaching Out, WEB (Where Everybody Belongs), Club Live and Teens for Tolerance.  This year’s theme is “Take A Stand…Be Who You Are!”

One of the hallmarks of the conference is the concept of peers teaching peers.  High school students from Elk Grove, Pleasant Grove and Sheldon high schools, along with other adult presenters will serve as facilitators of the conference.

“The conference presents a unique opportunity for high school leadership students in the district as they are the ones who are doing the bulk of the planning and will serve as leaders in the workshops,” said Shirley Arroyo, Positive Youth Development Coordinator for the district.  “This event gives students in helping and leadership roles at schools throughout our district an opportunity to network and gain skills and information related to teen issues.”

The conference will also include a keynote address from Dan Newton, recently retired activities director at Elk Grove High School, as well as breakout sessions covering anti-bullying strategies, icebreakers, team building, self-image, the power of positivity, how to solve peer conflicts and peer pressure. 

WHO:             EGUSD middle and high school leadership students and teachers

WHAT:            Middle school students representing various organizations at their schools will attend a leadership conference facilitated by high school students for a middle school audience.

WHEN:            Thursday, February 21, 2013

                        8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE:          Antioch Progressive Church

                        7650 Amherst Street

                        Sacramento, CA 95823

Source: Elk Grove Unified School District

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