New Superintendent for Public Instruction Randy Dorn is the featured speaker on Wednesday, March 25 at Communities in Schools of Lakewood‚Äôs annual Champions for Youth Breakfast. At the breakfast CISL recognizes its partners (individuals and businesses) and obtains continued support for its efforts to support Lakewood youth. The breakfast begins at 7 a.m. at the Old Country Buffet in the Lakewood Towne Center.
Randy Dorn is Washington state‚Äôs 15th superintendent of public instruction. The office administers basic education programs and implementation of K-12 education reform to more than one million students in the state. One of Dorn‚Äôs major objectives is reducing the drop-out rate. Specific actions he will take include ‚Äúcreating an early detection system to identify students who are like to drop out by providing them targeted services and instruction that focuses on their strengths‚Äù. This action is what Communities In Schools is all about.
There is no charge to attend; however a minimum donation of $50 is respectfully requested. All funds support CISL After-School Programs, Readiness to Learn and Champions Mentor Programs, which provide assistance to Clover Park School District students and their families. Corporate tables are available.
CISL works closely with Lakewood‚Äôs Promise (part of America‚Äôs Promise) to ensure that Lakewood‚Äôs young people reach their full potential.
‚ÄúBy working together‚Äîschools, parents and communities‚Äîwe can solve our state‚Äôs crisis of achievement.‚Äù said Dave O‚ÄôKeeffe, CISL executive director. ‚ÄúSchools can‚Äôt do it alone. Real change will take all of us.‚Äù The Champions for Youth Breakfast helps us in the important work of helping our children succeed and stay in school.‚Äù
To make reservations or for more information, contact Christina Klas at the CISL office, (253) 589-7489 or reserve a seat through our website: www.lakewood.ciswa.org.