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Conference on nation’s youth

- October 24, 2005

The University of Connecticut will be the state’s host site to simulcast The White House Conference on Helping America’s Youth on Oct. 27.

The all-day national conference being held at Howard University in Washington, D.C. will be broadcast in the Student Union Theatre from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The national conference will bring together policymakers, research experts, educators, coaches, parents, and representatives of foundations, faith-based, and volunteer organizations to share examples of what is already working to make a difference in the lives of young Americans; and to generate new ideas that can be used across the nation.  

Those who attend the broadcast will be able to comment and ask questions to the panelists via e-mail servers.  

The conference will also include remarks by President George W. Bush, First Lady Laura Bush, Cabinet secretaries, and a list of distinguished speakers. Sessions include panels on Challenges Facing Our Youth; Research-Based Solutions to Our Challenges; Unveiling the Community Assessment Guide; Connecting with Family; Connecting with School; and Connecting with Community.

Information about the schedule of events was not available at the time of going to press.

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