2018-03-21 / Springfield

Springfield High School students host Community Dialogue Night

SPRINGFIELD — All are invited to a Community Dialogue Night hosted by students from Springfield High School. The event will be an opportunity for students and community members to come together and “gain a fresh, multi-generational perspective on issues important to youth in the Springfield community,” according to a press release.

The students hosting the event are participating in a group called “Getting to Y” and were trained in how to analyze data from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS). The students held a retreat to analyze the data and identified their top three areas of concern and their top three strengths for their school that they saw in the data.

The purpose of the Community Dialogue Night is to give the students an opportunity to share this information with the community and work together to develop ideas for future action to positively impact the community. This is an excellent time for adults and students to come together to gain an understanding of the assets and strengths in the local community, address challenges that face youth, share resources and develop action items for the future, all according to the press release.

The event will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 20 at the Nolin-Murray Center in Springfield. Refreshments will be provided, as well as resources and materials from community organizations. All are welcome.

Getting to Y is a collaborative effort of UP for Learning, Vermont Agency of Education and Vermont Department of Health.

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