RSVP now for Summit for youth
The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce Education Committee and Hernando County Education Foundation announces the Third Annual Summit for Youth 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at Faith Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave., Brooksville. Seating is limited to the first 300 invitees who respond to HernandoYouthInitiative@yahoo.com by the Sept. 28 deadline. There is no cost for this event. A $7 no-show/no-call fee will be charged for those who RSVP but don't show and don't call by Sept. 27.
The Summit for Youth and Families has developed action plans to address graduation rate, teen pregnancy, substance use/abuse, sexual and domestic violence, gangs, child abuse and neglect, childhood obesity, mentoring, transition/workforce, development and media influence. This forum will provide a networking opportunity among businesses, schools, social service providers, faith-based, governmental and interested community members committed to the betterment of youth.
Task teams have been formed to serve annually to provide recommendations and implement plans to create measured and "step change" improvement in these areas. The goal is to produce a ready and educated workforce and successful leaders of tomorrow. Attendees are asked to plan to attend for the full day and be prepared to participate on a task team.
HERNANDO COUNTY EDUCATION FOUNDATION: Restaurants interested in participating in or getting information about the "Eat Out for Education" program, taking place at participating restaurants June 7-17, can visit hernandoeducation foundation.org to download the form. The deadline for faxing it to the education foundation is May 25. "Eat Out for Education" celebrates the end of school by offering a 10 percent donation back to the Hernando County Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) private sector direct support organization that funds unmet financial needs within the schools. For information, call (352) 277-3322.
PINE GROVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: The School Advisory Council will meet from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. June 3 in Room 800.
POWELL MIDDLE SCHOOL: The school will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a rededication ceremony and presentation of a garden and quilt at 6 p.m. June 3 in the courtyard between the 100 and 200 buildings. The festivities will include an alumni concert and refreshments. RSVP to Kathy Marcucci by May 31 at (352) 797-7095 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WESTSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: The school will host "Doughnuts With Dad" from 7:15-7:45 today in the cafeteria. All fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers, uncles, big brothers or father figures who attend will read together with their students and have doughnuts. Registration forms should have been sent in by May 20; call the Westside Family Center at (352) 797-7080, ext.255, for information.
WEST HERNANDO MIDDLE SCHOOL: Sixth-grade Orientation Night will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight in the school cafeteria for incoming sixth-graders and their parents. Meet the administration, tour the campus and receive important information.
Paulette Lash Ritchie can be reached at email@example.com.