Monday, April 3, 2017

Why XY? Leveraging Positive Role Models to Empower At-Risk, Young Minority Males to Aim High

The John Dewey Society for the Study of Education and Culture
& Communities In Schools San Antonio
Cordially invite you to join in the

7th Annual School & Society Forum

Why XY?
Leveraging Positive Role Models to Empower At-Risk, Young Minority Males to Aim High

Intent: The forum is a public space embracing dialogue, interaction, and deliberation concerning school and society issues across multiple stakeholders—P-16 teachers, policymakers, administrators, scholars, parents, community educators, & interest groups—drawing upon John Dewey’s commitments to democratic schooling. Students, parents,
and CIS-SA organizers will lead a panel discussion about issues facing the San Antonio community.

Panel Presentation: The panel discussion at the AERA Conference will focus on the Communities In Schools-San Antonio model, the XY-Zone Site Coordinators and XY-Zone students from local high schools

Jessica Weaver – President and CEO, 
Tara Lazaro – Field Manager, 
Gustavo Gonzalez – XY Zone Site Coordinator, 
Christian Guerra – XY Zone Site Coordinator 
and students from local high schools and the XY Zone participants

When: Thursday, April 27, 2:00pm-3:45pm

Where: River Level, Room 5, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 900 E. Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

Organized by:
Kyle Greenwalt, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Teacher Education
Michigan State University

Lauren Geraghty
Director of Strategic Initiatives
Communities In Schools
San Antonio, TX

John Vasquez
Ph.D. Student
Educational Administration
Michigan State University

Jessica Landgraf
Ph.D. Student
Education Policy
Michigan State University

                                                 Communities In Schools of San Antonio
Communities In Schools of San Antonio (CIS-SA) is part of the nation’s largest and most effective dropout prevention organization, empowering students to succeed in school and achieve in life. Operating in 99 schools in 11 school districts, CIS-SA serves thousands of young people and their families each year. Based directly inside schools, Communities in Schools of San Antonio connects students and their families to basic and critical educational and community-based resources, tailored to each student’s specific needs. Learn more about Communities in Schools of San Antonio at

About the XY-Zone:
The XY-Zone was created in response to the troubling and persistent trend of academic disengagement and underachievement among young minority males. Serving adolescent males in grades 9-12 who are at-risk of dropping out, the XY-Zone aims to address these issues through a comprehensive program that imparts responsibility, leadership, and character, while providing critical social, academic, and behavioral support.

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