Two Senior Officials to Serve as Panelists During Discussion on "Supporting Academic Success of Youth in Juvenile Justice Settings"

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Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Catherine E. Lhamon and David Johns, executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans (WHIEEAA), will give keynote remarks and participate in a panel discussion on Wednesday, Feb. 25, at University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) to discuss “Supporting Academic Success of Youth in Juvenile Justice Settings.” The event is being held to raise awareness about federal and institutional resources designed to accelerate post-secondary success for non-traditional students, specifically for students and youth enrolled in alternative education and correctional education facilities.

The meeting is being co-hosted by the WHIEEAA and UMBC’s Choice Program, a community-based, family-centered case management approach to delinquency prevention and youth development. Focusing on providing support in at-risk environments, the Choice Program empowers youth and engages families through a multitude of services adapted to individual needs.