The Long Beach Unified School District’s first-ever Students of Color Town Hall meeting is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28 at Cabrillo High School, 2001 Santa Fe Ave. in Long Beach.
The event will provide important information to parents and others on helping to prepare all students for success in college and careers. Parents will have the opportunity to attend workshops that will enhance effective parenting skills, and community agencies will be available to provide resources and information.
LBUSD has been working in recent months with the White House and other large school districts in the U.S. on a concerted effort to improve the academic and social outcomes of young people of color, who as a whole tend to lag behind their peers academically.
The schedule for the day is:
8 to 8:45 a.m. – Registration, light breakfast
9 to 10 a.m. – General Assembly, Session 1
10:10 to 11 a.m. – Session 2
11:10 to noon – Session 3
Noon to 1 p.m. – Lunch, visit community agencies, entertainment
The Town Hall meeting is one more way the school district is building upon its efforts to help all students succeed, regardless of color, culture, disability or socioeconomic status.