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Discovering Your Way "Leadership Development through the Arts" for Immigrant Students

Friday, February 20, 2015
 
Excellent News Feature and Photo/Video Opportunity

WHO:              
School Board members, Superintendent Robert W. Runcie, District staff, and students
 
WHAT:            
Discovering Your Way "Leadership Development through the Arts" student workshop

WHEN:            
Monday, February 23, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Wednesday, February 25, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
(Superintendent will be in attendance on Wednesday)
 
WHERE:          
Miramar Cultural Center
2400 Civic Center Place
Miramar, FL 33025
 
WHY:              
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Bilingual/ESOL Department, in collaboration with the
Diversity, Cultural Outreach & Prevention Department, is excited to invite immigrant students to Discovering Your Way: "Leadership Development through the Arts." The event is an opportunity for BCPS bilingual students to express themselves through the arts in English or their native language.
 
Students will attend workshop sessions where local artists will speak about student leadership, empowerment and the power of creativity to make students "Agents of Change" in their communities. This event will be filmed as part of a short documentary highlighting the District’s diversity and allow immigrant students to share their unique stories on camera.
 
The Discovering Your Way program is funded through a federal Immigrant and Youth Grant, which provides students the opportunity to develop their social and cultural skills, nurture their leadership potential and promote their understanding of North American culture.  
 
MEDIA ARE INVITED TO COVER THIS EVENT.
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