The Growing Divide & Prospects for Youth

03/05/2009 10:20 am

The Growing Divide & Prospects for Youth - a workshop at BE THE DIFFERENCE - the 17th Annual ELNA High School Leadership Conference.

Presenter:   Jeannette Huezo, UFE Education Coordinator

Location:   Clark University, Worcester, MA

Cost/Registration:     Member Districts: $20/student; Non-member Districts:   $50/student; Adults/Chaperones attend free of charge. Morning refreshments & lunch provided to all participants.   REGISTRATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH.

Information:   Deborah Peeples, ELNA Collaborative, c/o Shrewsbury Public Schools
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Description: In the last 25 years, the gap between the super rich and everyone else has widened into a deep chasm.   As a consequence, young folks are entering an economy in which most people are working harder and longer yet often have less job and income security. The costs of housing, health care, and college have gone through the roof and personal debt has reached an all time high! The workshop demystifies the economy using activities that engage participants and simply and plainly reveal important trends. The workshop also looks at what can be done to make the economy work for us rather than the other way around. This workshop will be repeated at 11:55 am.

The ELNA COLLABORATIVE (Education & Leadership for a Nonviolent Age) is an innovative coalition of school districts promoting leadership skills, social awareness, and civic responsibility in young people.     Current member districts: Harvard, Hudson, Lincoln, Lunenburg, Maynard, Natick, Shrewsbury, Wayland   & Westborough.