WEDNESDAY, OCT 5, 2016
Who: PeopleFirst Partnership Seeding Success Operation Safe Community Latino Memphis NAACP Memphis The University of Memphis The Shelby County Health Department What: Health Issues and Chronic Absenteeism Summit When: October 5, 2016 Where: University of Memphis, University Center 499 University Street Memphis, TN 38152 About: To better understand the health issues affecting our children, and the consequences those health issues have on regular school attendance, the PeopleFirst Partnership, along with other community stakeholders, will host the Health Issues and Chronic Absenteeism Summit on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at the University of Memphis. The summit will bring together community organizers, elected officials, educators, health care professionals and more to help identify common health issues and discuss potential solutions. School attendance is one of the best predictors of student achievement, and chronic absenteeism in Shelby County continues to be a barrier to academic success. Chronic absenteeism, missing as little as two days of school a month, can cause students to fall behind academically and be less likely to graduate than their peers. PeopleFirst Partnership is an unprecedented collaboration of business, government, academic and civic leaders dedicated to strengthening Memphis and Shelby County’s cradle-to-career pipeline. Media availability will be made upon request.
Oct. 5, 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
University of Memphis, University Center