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Volunteers Needed for 9th Grade Nation In-School Roundtable Discussions

Pittsburgh Cares is once again looking for volunteers to facilitate the 9th Grade Nation In-School Rountable Discussions.

If you work at a community organization, are a professional in your field, or are someone who wants to positively impact youth in Pittsburgh then we need your support!

The purpose of the 9th Grade Nation In-School Roundtables is to give all 9th graders the chance to discuss problems and social issues in their home communities with community leaders and professionals of Pittsburgh and come up with some action steps students might take to help solve or alleviate these problems.  The Roundtables provide meaningful interactions where students are able to safely discuss the community issues they have identified with those who have a vested interest in the success of our school communities and neighborhoods. The Roundtable is also the starting point for the 9th grade community service projects which students are to complete over the course of second semester.

As a Roundtable Facilitator, you will be placed with groups of 10-25 students and are asked to guide a discussion on one social issue ex: importance of education, violence and abuse, juvenile justice, sexual harassment, teen pregnancy, school renovations, importance of peer to younger peer mentoring, sexually transmitted diseases, community cleanliness, drug abuse, homelessness, hunger, senior care, animal support, community revitalization, the environment, or peer pressure.

The Roundtables usually take place between 8:00am and 11:00am.  If there is an impact area you are passionate about, please make note so I can secure you as a Roundtable Facilitator in that area. Students will be eager to discuss their views with you and to hear your feedback. As you can see, some of the dates are rapidly approaching. I appreciate your quick response and look forward to working with you. If you have any further questions, please let me know.

Below are the dates that are currently set for the year. Lastly, please note that additional roundtable facilitator requests will be forthcoming. I will try to limit the emails to as few as possible.

  • SciTech High School: November 9, 2012 
  • CAPA High School: December 3, 2012
We are also still in need of facilitators for the Allderdice Roundtable on Friday, November 30.

Thank you for helping our students “Be The Change!”

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