Free Webinar Invitation: Summer of Service

Posted by on April 27, 2009

Free Webinar Invitation: Summer of Service: Get Involved!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009
3pm Eastern Time

Please RSVP to by Friday, May 1
Call-in and login instructions will be provided in advance to those who RSVP.

In 2005, Innovations in Civic Participation (ICP), proposed a national Summer of Service (SOS) program to help communities create positive alternatives for middle school students during summer vacations. With the right resources, Summer of Service could become a national ‘rite of passage’ with the potential to reverse negative trends for youth and increase their potential for future success, while also strengthening communities.

Many America’s Promise Alliance partners have worked to advance legislation that includes $20 million in federal funding for SOS programs. ICP has also been working to share and create resources for practitioners in designing and implementing SOS programs.

Webinar presenters include:

Elaine Leibsohn, VP, National Action Strategies, America’s Promise Alliance
Jean Manney, Program Associate, Innovations in Civic Participation
Jon Schmidt, Chicago Public Schools

In this webinar, learn about ICP’s SOS Online Resource Center, which is designed to provide users with information and technical assistance in the design and evaluation of high quality SOS programs.

Presenters will also talk about exciting new SOS resources being developed, including

Program Insights – reflective multimedia presentations on best practices in SOS programs
Program Design Toolkit
Evaluation Toolkit
Funding Opportunities

Please join this webinar and discuss with us what is needed to make SOS available for all young people and how ICP’s Online Resource Center and toolkits can help.

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