First CPS Student Peer Leadership Summit to Groom Future Leaders

May 31, 2016

For Immediate Release — May 27, 2016
Contacts: Janet Walsh, CPS Public Affairs: (513) 363-0023, 207-8181, walshja@cps-k12.org

First CPS Student Peer Leadership Summit to Groom Future Leaders
Goal to Inspire Students from 11 High Schools to Lead Peers, ‘Change the World’

WHAT: First Peer Leadership Summit for Cincinnati Public Schools students who are preparing to lead classmates next school year in areas that will better prepare them to succeed beyond graduation. A total of 110 students representing 11 CPS high schools are participating in the summit, which has objectives including inspiring these young people to become leaders who change the world and leave a legacy.  During the summit, which will be held from May 31-June 2 on the University of Cincinnati campus, students will learn to be leaders and change agents in five areas: college readiness, career readiness, philanthropy, men’s leadership and women’s leadership.

WHEN & WHERE: May 31-June 2, 2016 at various locations on the UC Clifton campus

BEST MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 — 9 a.m. to noon
UC’s Tangeman University Center, Great Hall Room 456
2766 UC Mainstreet, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0217
        
WHO:
Students and adult advisers from 11 CPS high schools (Aiken, Dater, Gamble, Hughes, Oyler, Riverview East, Shroder, Taft, Western Hills, Withrow and Woodward); Motivational speakers and facilitators from community partners

The school year has ended for many students – but the call to leadership is just beginning for more than 100 CPS high school students participating in the first CPS Peer Leadership Summit.  With objectives including inspiring the next generation to change the world for the better, the summit will be conducted on UC’s Clifton campus May 31-June 2. Students will hear from motivational speakers and gain skills equipping them to lead progressive campaigns with their peers in their high schools during the 2016-17 school year. Leadership will focus on five areas, or collaboratives –  college readiness, career readiness, philanthropy, men’s leadership and women’s leadership. Partners supporting the summit and the CPS student leadership initiative include the University of Cincinnati, Magnified Giving, KnowledgeWorks, the StrivePartnership and the Mayerson Service-Learning Program.

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