Don't miss this free exciting opportunity presented by the
Virginia Office on Volunteerism and Community Services  

Chester - Danville - Fredericksburg
Does your organization work with students and youth?  Do your
staff and volunteers work in Virginia's schools or in out-of-school time programming?
Don't miss this incredible opportunity to learn from Virginia's education leaders! The Virginia Office on Volunteerism and Community Services will host three day-long sessions across the state featuring workshops and activities to help your organizations make an impact on our youth.

Partnering with the Virginia Department of Education, the Education Summit will address the challenges organizations experience in and out of the classroom with children and youth. Most of the challenges stem from trauma-related factors which is often visible in the learning environment. Participants attending the summit will hear from subject-matter experts in mental health challenges in youth and effective approaches to in-classroom behaviors. In addition to trauma-informed approaches, some of the other workshop topics will include bullying, youth program development, and interactive sessions addressing the socio-behavioral needs of students. A host of dynamic speakers will share their expertise, including Monique Williams (MA Educator and Consultant of Beginnings Family Enrichment) to discuss trauma-informed care and Ronnie Sidney, MSW author of bestseller Nelson Beats the Odds.  
Who should attend? 
  • Organization Staff Working with Youth and Students
  • Volunteers Working with Youth and Students
  • Students Planning to Work with Youth/Students in the future
  • National Service Members, Staff & Directors Currently Working with Youth & Students (or planning to work with youth/students in future)
Saturday, March 11, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

John Tyler Community College
13101 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Chester 23831

This is a full-day event. 
Lunch is included.    

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Danville Community College
1008 S Main St, Danville 24541

This is a full-day event. 
Lunch is included.

Thursday, March 16, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Goodwill Industries
4701 Market St A, Fredericksburg 22408

This is a full-day event. 
Lunch is included.

  Virginia Office on Volunteerism & Community Services
804-726-7069 |