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Georgia Southern University to Host National Youth-at-Risk Conference

1-22 GS to hose national youth at risk conferenceSTATESBORO, Ga. – Jan. 22, 2013 – Georgia Southern University will welcome more than a thousand educators, social workers and community leaders from across the United States during the 24th annual National Youth-At-Risk Conference at the Hyatt Regency in Savannah, Ga., March 3 – 6.

The four day conference hosted by the University’s College of Education and the Division of Continuing Education began in 1989 and has evolved into one of the country’s premiere conferences in helping professionals deal with troubled children. Speakers and workshops will address issues including bullying in schools, overcoming poverty and substance abuse.

The National Youth-At-Risk conference will also honor several schools that have at least 50 percent of their students living at or below the poverty level along with having a diverse student body.  These schools were selected for achieving academic success, community collaboration, citizenship development and democratic education.

Here is the list of 2013 High Flying Schools:

  • SAVE High School, Anchorage, Alaska
  • Whitehall Elementary School, Anderson, S.C.
  • Moore Elementary School, Griffin, Ga.
  • Newton High School, Covington, Ga.
  • Oak Hill Middle School, Milledgeville, Ga.

To learn more information or to register for the National Youth-At-Risk Conference, call the Division of Continuing Education at (912) 478-5551 or visit www.nationalyouthatrisk.org.

Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers more than 120 degree programs serving more than 20,500 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement.  In 2011, the University was named one of the Top 10 most popular universities in the country by U.S. News & World Report and is a top choice of Georgia’s HOPE scholars.  Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered approach to education. Visit: www.georgiasouthern.edu.

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