MCESA Re-Engaging Disconnected Youth Summit II

  • 15 Oct 2014
  • 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Desert Willow Conference Center, 4340 East Cotton Center Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85040


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Re-Engaging Disconnected Youth Summit II

Affirm a Shared Vision to Re-Engage Disconnected Youth through Re-Engagement Centers; Educational Momentum; Career Connections; and Positive Youth Development.   

Registration Directions for Afternoon Breakout Pathway Sessions:

There will be four Breakout Pathway Sessions with Sub-Topics. Pathways will run concurrently, so attendees may only attend one breakout Pathway.  Following is a brief summary of Pathways with respective Sub-Topics:  

  1. PATHWAY 1, Re-Engagement Centers:     
A growing number of cities have developed one-  stop "Re-Engagement Centers" focused on assisting    youth in becoming successful in education, career,     and life.

Examine Boston Private Industry Council's Research & Policy recommendations that led to the creation of a nationally recognized Re-Engagement Center and unique Outreach Dropout Recovery Model.  

Sub-Topics Include: Assessments and  Individualized Plans; Identification and Outreach; Initial Phases of Developing Re-Engagement Centers; and Asset Mapping.

     2. PATHWAY 2, Educational Momentum:

Educational Momentum requires collective community action to ensure all students achieve post-secondary success.  It urges our leaders to create seamless pathways, supports and various educational options to meet the needs of our vulnerable populations.

Learn how Philadelphia's Project U-Turn successfully Re-Engaged more than 88,000 youth through their Re-Engagement Centers and their Multiple Pathways to Graduation Model. 

Sub-Topics Include: Re-Engaging Learners; Multiple Pathways to Graduation for Disconnected Youth; Helping At-Risk Youth Transition through Educational Milestones; and Improving & Designing Pathways for Adult Learners at Local Community Colleges.

     3. PATHWAY 3, Career Connections:

All sectors of society must collectively create systems and approaches to help enhance the career prospects of our Disconnected Youth.

Learn how Philadelphia Youth Network's WorkReady Model supports the Career Development of youth and engages businesses. 

Sub-Topics Include: Aligning, Integrating, and Re-Designing Workforce Connection Processes and Systems; Developing and Implementing Workforce Programs for Disconnected Youth; Creating Relevant Career-Education Opportunities by Engaging Businesses; and Workforce Preparation through Competency Based Learning.

      4. PATHWAY 4, Positive Youth Development:      

In order for youth to be successful in Career and Education, we must address all aspects of youth needs.

Learn through the Kids At Hope Philosophy that all kids are capable of success - "No Exceptions." 

Sub-Topics Include: Creating a Culture of High Expectations; Addressing Social and Emotional Needs through Motivational Interviewing; Leadership and Youth Empowerment through addressing Addiction; and Addressing Behavioral Needs.

Registration Fee:  $150.00


Breakfast / Networking begins at 7:15 a.m.

General and Breakout Sessions 7:45 to 5:00 p.m.


Cost includes meals and materials. Register no later than Wednesday, October 8, 2014. Purchase orders should be submitted to Veronica Brawner at fax 602.506.3753, or you may send a check payable to Maricopa County Education Service Agency, 4041 N. Central Avenue, Suite 1200, Phoenix, AZ  85012. 


For further questions, please contact Veronica Brawner at 602.506.3661 or via email. You may also contact Elora Diaz at 602.506.2353 or     




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