Persistence to Graduation Summit focuses on dropout prevention


Registration is open for the 2018 Persistence to Graduation Summit: Cultivating Resilience, which will be June 28-29 at the Lexington Convention Center. The summit, presented by the Kentucky Department of Education and AdvancEd Kentucky, features peer-led interactive breakout sessions and networking opportunities to deepen your knowledge of dropout prevention and re-engagement strategies.

The keynote speakers are Joe Hendershott, founder and president of Hope 4 The Wounded, which includes professional development programs on understanding and working with at-risk students, and Christian Moore, founder of the WhyTry resilience education program. Summit topics include alternative education, early warning tools and interventions, school climate and culture, and community partnerships. Hendershott also will be facilitating pre-conference sessions that you can register for at the same time you register for the summit.

Visit to register for the summit, and use the discount code “2018PTG” to attend at no charge. Email Donna Deal for more information.