On September 10th from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, United Way of Ventura County will host the GradNation Summit, Increasing Student Success through Strong Family and Community Engagement, at Hueneme High School, Oxnard.  The summit will bring together parents, students, educators, community members and child advocates to review current efforts to raise local graduation rates and support youth in and outside of school.  A series of interactive workshops and a resource fair highlighting community programs and services will be provided.  Attendees will participate in small group facilitated discussion to give input to an action plan to improve outcomes for children and youth.

Local Sponsors & Co-Conveners

  • Oxnard Union High School District
  • CA State University Channel Islands
  • Child Development Resources of Ventura County
  • Hueneme Elementary School District
  • First 5 Ventura County

Keynote Speaker

Oscar Cruz, Families in Schools

Featured Sessions

  • School readiness & early education
  • Family Resiliency
  • Early Warning and Response system
  • How to guide and monitor students during the transition from elementary to middle to high school and to college
  • Importance of afterschool programs and community activities