Kansas Dropout Prevention Summit

Summit Location :

 Wichita State University in the Rhatigan Student Center

Kansas DropINs

Highlights:

Led by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, the Kansas DropIns initiative was formally launched at the Kansas summit. Regional Pre and Post Summits are being held so that communities can work together to identify their strengths and challenges related to increasing the high school graduation rate. A state Youth Council has been formed to assist in identifying appropriate dropout intervention, prevention and re-engagement strategies. These youth will also be heavily involved in the regional pre and post summits as well as the main summit. Next steps include a business breakfast and promising practices celebration. Presenters included Lt. Governor Troy Findley and Secretary of Health and Environment Rodrick Bremby.

Summit Planning Team:

Butler County Sheriff’s Office
Communities in Schools of Kansas
CVS Pharmacy
International Black Student Association, Inc.
Kansas Attorney Generals Office
Kansas Department of Commerce
Kansas Department of Education
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Kansas Department of Labor
Kansas Enrichment Network
Kansas Juvenile Justice Authority
Kansas Mentors
Kansas National Education Association
Kansas Office of the Governor
Kansas State University
Kansas Volunteer Commission
Missionary Baptist Church
Representative Bob Bethell
State Farm Insurance Company
University of Kansas
Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce
Wichita State University
Wichita YMCA
YouthFriends Kansas