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Cartwright students prepare for future with College and Career Kickoff


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  • Rita Sanchez/Cartwright School District

Dr. Matthew C. Whitaker, ASU Foundation Professor Of History And Founding Director Of The Center For The Study Of Race And Democracy

Eighth Graders from all the schools in the Cartwright School District will come together in downtown Phoenix to set the tone for the upcoming school year and beyond.

The students will be treated to an array of inspirational guest speakers along with performances geared toward opening up options for their future.

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Dr. Matthew C. Whitaker, ASU Foundation Professor of History and Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy

The College and Career Kickoff Assembly is part of a joint effort between CSD and Dr. Matthew Whitaker of Arizona State University.

“We are trying to build excitement about their college and career choices. It starts today, not when they get to high school. Our students need to be engaged now so they can be empowered to succeed,” said Scott Winters, Assistant Director of STEM for the Cartwright School District.

What:             “Go Get It” College and Career Kickoff Assembly

Who:              Dr. Matthew C. Whitaker, ASU Foundation Professor of History and Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy, Associate Dean of Students Alonzo Jones, ASU Student & Cultural Engagement, ASU Mascot Sparky, Phoenix City Councilman Daniel Valenzuela and staff and 8th Grade Students from the Cartwright School District.

When:           Tuesday, August 19, 2014 from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Where:           Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church at 1401 E. Jefferson St. in Phoenix, AZ 85034

This is the first of several events planned for this school year to provide resources, knowledge and skills for eighth grade students to start thinking about college and their future career.

Cartwright students prepare for future with College and Career Kickoff CartwrightParadeOfSchools509Part2The Cartwright Elementary School District No.83, located in the West Valley, serves more than 19,000 students in 20 elementary schools.

Cartwright School District is a community of learners with a focus on results collaborating to the unique learning needs of every child by closing the achievement gap and exceeding state and national standards.

Learning for All, Every Child, Every School, Every Day. For more information, visit the district’s website, www.csd83.org.