The S.T.E.P. Up DC Launch will be an opportunity to formally announce our efforts and objectives. This event will take place on Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at 4:30pm in the Thurgood Marshall Center Gymnasium, 1816 12th St. NW. One of the components of our youth-led press conference will feature personal testimony from D.C. youth and expert speakers around the dropout crisis and the need for youth to be part of the solution. Michael Wotorson, Director of the Campaign for High School Equity, who supports community work to increase graduation rates, will be one of the speakers.
At this event D.C. youth will invite public officials to step up for D.C. youth by standing and publicly pledging support for S.T.E.P. Up D.C.’s work to address the dropout crisis.
Please R.S.V.P to June Williams at the DC Alliance of Youth Advocates (DCAYA) at 202-587-0616, ext. 34, or via email JUNE@dc-aya.org.