DROPOUT PREVENTION: Communities in Schools of Hernando County, a local nonprofit organization, will hold mentor-volunteer training from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville. Visit cishernando.org and then RSVP to attend, or direct questions via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Tracy Echols, (352) 277-3322.
GULF COAST ACADEMY: The school will have its Welcome Back Dance Party for students at 7 p.m. Friday.
GRANT WRITING: Learn the basics of grant writing with Barbara Sweinberg, one of the most knowledgeable local individuals in the field, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 27 the Hernando County Health Department, Room B, 7551 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. $50 registration fee. Make checks or money orders payable to Communities in Schools of Hernando County and send c/o Tracy Echols, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, Brooksville, FL 34604. RSVPs accepted; email email@example.com or call (352) 277-3322 for information. Walk-ins permitted as long as space is available.
YOUTH INITIATIVE: The Hernando Youth Initiative, a subcommittee of the education committee for the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce, will present the fifth annual Summit for Youth and Families, "Engaging in Your Community," from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (registration at 8 a.m.) Oct. 4 at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave., Brooksville. The topic will be "Creating a Vision and Action Plans for Hernando 2030." RSVP is required; email hernando firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no cost to attend the summit.
PASCO-HERNANDO COMMUNITY COLLEGE: The college will have a College Night for prospective students from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 13 at Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St., south of Brooksville. College Night brings together representatives from PHCC and many public and private colleges, universities, other educational institutions, and the military. The event provides information about admissions, financial aid and programs for post- secondary study. High school students, their parents and prospective students of all ages are invited to attend. PHCC's College Night is free and open to the public.