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September 1, 2020

Dr. Kathleen Van Antwerp & Senta Greene of Full Circle Consulting Systems, Inc., will provide a series of Parent and Student Leadership Cafes for Notre Dame High School under the firm’s S.T.O.P (Students, Teachers, Officers, and Parents together) model. Participants will engage in an educational and multicultural approach to adolescent development, adolescent behavioral health, effective intervention and family engagement. The Cafes will include developing reflective practice and cultural humility. Parent Cafes will be held once a month in the evening and Student Leadership Cafes will be held once a month in the afternoon after classes. In addition, the facilitators will be in monthly communication with the administration to effectively communicate development and progress stemming from Parent and Student Leadership Cafes. They are also working with our faculty this Fall through a Fall Equity Series program. 

Full Circle's educational model celebrates a holistic approach to team-building and leadership. Their programs engage the heart, intellect, and connection of participants, and their interactive experiences are engaging and based on the most optimal principles and conditions of adolescent development, adult learning, and high-performance leadership strategies.

Parent Leadership Cafes:
A parent-centered, facilitative process that promotes parent leadership. The Parent Cafe provides a safe, structured space for mothers, fathers, and guardians to voice their concerns regarding school climate, school safety, inclusion, and the social/emotional development of their children. Through the Cafe's constructive dialogue,  parents will be heard and guided to develop leadership skills to help make their school’s community more responsive to and supportive of children and families.

Fall Dates
September  9 (parents) 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
October 7 (parents) 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
November 11 (parents) 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
December 2 (parents) 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Student Leadership Cafes:
A student-centered, facilitative process that promotes student leadership, consciousness, and collaboration through an exchange of information, thoughts, and actions to support school safety and a positive school climate with a focus on identity, belonging, connection, and community.

Fall Dates:
September 9 (students) 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
October 20 (students) 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
November 12 (students) 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
December 16 (students) 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
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