Stetson to address poverty and homelessness at conference

Stetson University is presenting its 2016 Poverty and Homelessness Conference on Oct. 21 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at its Rinker Field House, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand.

The keynote speaker at the conference will be Dr. Dana Godek, director of Federal and State Programs with the School District of Palm Beach County.

The third annual conference will provide culturally responsive strategies for educators and community partners to effectively reach students living in poverty.

In addition to illuminating the complexity of poverty and homelessness, this conference will provide educators and community partners with ideas to build and sustain equitable learning environments to improve students’ academic success and social-emotional wellbeing.

The following topics will be addressed:
•Poverty awareness
•Systems of inequity
•Working with low-income families
•Nutrition and health implications
•Art integration and resiliency
•Responsive curriculum and instruction strategies
•Housing instability implications
•Supporting English language learners in poverty
•Empathy and inclusion
•Supporting LGBTQ youth in poverty
•School leadership practices

Space for the conference is limited. Register at

For more information, contact Dr. Rajni Shankar-Brown, founder and director of Stetson’s Poverty and Homelessness Conference.



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