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Did you know that missing just 10 percent of the school year in the early grades can leave many students struggling throughout elementary school? Or that by sixth grade, missing only that much school is strongly linked to course failure and even eventually dropping out of high school? That’s just 18 days of the school year— or two to three days per month. Every school day counts, and everyone can make a difference: educators, afterschool programs, mayors, businesses, parents… really, everyone! Join us this September for the launch of the first-ever Attendance Awareness Month.
Conference is more than just the sessions you attend, it's about the people you'll meet and the conversations you'll have. There are some colleagues that I see only at conference, but I know that I can pick up the phone any time and get advice and support from them. I've picked their brains, "borrowed" their ideas, and learned from their experience. None of this knowledge would have been available to me had I decided to sit in my office alone. As an affiliate leader, I've learned that creating and strengthening my peer network has been crucial to my success, both personally and organizationally.
The flyer a colleague sent me lists the facts:
- More than 16 million children in America are at risk of hunger. That's more than 1 in 5.
- 1 in 2 children in the City of Detroit face hunger. That's half.