The City of Santa Fe Children & Youth Commission is partnering with local leaders to develop a plan through a collective community impact team to reduce the drop-out rate in Santa Fe Public Schools through a community collaborative. The initial meeting of the community-wide impact team will consist of U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, U.S. Representative Ben Ray Lujan, N.M. State Representative Jim Trujillo, Mayor David Coss, City Councilor Carmichael Dominguez, New Mexico Voices for Children, the Santa Fe Regional Juvenile Justice Board, SFPS Board Chair and Superintendent, the City Children and Youth Commission, Optum Health, the Brindle Foundation, Santa Fe Community Foundation, service providers, and SFPS students and parents. Residents are invited to attend.
Who: The City of Santa Fe Children & Youth Commission and local, state and federal leaders
What: A Plan through a Collective Community Impact Team to address the Drop-out rate in Santa Fe Public Schools
When: September 25, 2013 at 3:00 p.m.
Where: Zona del Sol
6600 Valentine Way
Santa Fe, NM 87507
Why: New Mexico has one of the highest drop-out rates amongst high school students nation-wide as recently cited by New Mexico Voices for Children, in May 2013, in its Kids Count Data Book. New Mexico came in 50th for the well-being of our children based on 16 key indicators. One of these 16 key indicators is the drop-out rate and the City of Sana Fe was one of the top three cities with the highest rate of students dropping out of school.