Voices of the Valley, an evening connecting English Language Learner students and their families with local resources will be Wednesday, June 8 at 5:00 p.m..
English Learners and their families will have the opportunity to join in person or virtually. Those joining in person will meet at the Educational Service Center of Eastern Ohio at 7320 North Palmyra Road, Canfield, Ohio.
The Educational Service Center of Eastern Ohio (ESCEO) Title III Consortium Member Districts are partnering to host the event for families of English Learners throughout the Valley. The ESCEO, formerly Mahoning County Educational Service Center, provides resources and support for districts with English Learners.
"The energy was so incredible at last year's event. Families and community members were so excited to connect, share resources, and honor our incredible students," recalls Sara Levitt, English Learner Advocate and Owner/Operator of SJL Educational Consultants. Sara will return as a keynote speaker at this year’s event.
Families will learn about schooling in the US and will be provided district-specific information and updates at the event. They will also have the opportunity to learn about community partners, businesses, and organizations that can help their families and students succeed. Students who have earned the Seal of Biliteracy will be honored at the event.
Girl Scouts of North East Ohio, Help Network of Northeast Ohio - Special Navigator for Families with Special Needs, Oak Hill Collaborative, and the Public Library Of Youngstown and Mahoning County are among the list of partners who will be represented at the event.
Participants and interested partner organizations can click here for more information and to register.
Consortium Member Districts Include:
- Austintown Local Schools
- Campbell City Schools
- Canfield Local Schools
- Columbiana Exempted Village School
- Jackson-Milton Local Schools
- Poland Local Schools
- Sebring Local Schools
- South Range Local Schools
- Springfield Local Schools
- Struthers City Schools
- Valley STEM
- West Branch Local Schools
- Western Reserve Local Schools
- Youngstown Community School