Middle School Summit
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Perry-Paige Auditorium, Florida A&M University
The Summit, which is open to middle schools in Leon and surrounding counties, and will focus on teaching students effective leadership skills, character building skills, and S.T.E.M. core area skills. There will be 5 sessions. Each student will choose two workshop sessions and all will attend a panel discussion, “Bullying….Not Me!” with student, professionals, and law enforcement panelists. A parent workshop will also be available. The day will end with a closing session including a S.T.E.M. presentation and awarding of certificates, and a box lunch.
Parents should indicate their attendance at the email EYLsummit2014@aol.com or call Jerrlyne Jackson at 212-5525. On site registration will be accepted, but pre-registration is encouraged for planning and lunch availability.
Summit is being sponsored by The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
along with the Leon County School District
The College of Science and Technology at FAMU
Choosing to Participate
August 28, 2013- August 10, 2014
The Florida Historic Capitol Museum
The Florida Historic Capitol Museum welcomes a new temporary exhibition to be on display August 27th, 2013 through August 10th, 2014. The exhibit, Choosing To Participate, highlights stories of community activists whose local impact has lead to larger national awareness about the importance of equality in civic communities.
Choosing To Participate was developed through the partnership of Facing History and Ourselves and the Smithsonian Institute Travel Exhibition Service. The exhibit features 11 posters that explore the impact civic engagement and illustrate the power individuals can have in enacting wider social change through four key points of individual action: Choose Dialogue, Choose Respect, Choose Engagement, and Choose to Participate.
The exhibit will also feature several other civic organizations in the State of Florida that focus on civic education and providing students with opportunities to be active participants in the civic communities of Florida.