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Partnering with Education: Next Generation Thinking

Friday, August 16, 2013

As a new school year draws near, the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program will be hosting a webinar focusing on how partnerships can be used in education improvement efforts on August 20, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. EST

The webinar will feature Roadmaps to Health grantee Mason Matters who will discuss their efforts to improve academic achievement and create a culture of education in their rural area. Presently, only half of adults in Mason County have more than a high school education, and only 44 percent of current students pursue higher education.

To bolster the importance of school and educational attainment, the coalition has begun implementing career and college readiness curricula earlier in county schools. By targeting 4th through 8th grades, instead of waiting until high school, the curriculum will expose young students to career and education options that allow them to see how school ties into their future. Their partnerships have been instrumental in these efforts, and Kimberly Klint, Executive Director of Mason Matters will give an in-depth discussion of those partnerships.

To learn more about Mason Matters, and how effective partnerships can work in education efforts, register for the webinar on August 20, 2013.