Join us to hear from community leaders and participate in a discussion on innovative solutions in education while we spotlight innovative programs that increase early learning access and strengthen family engagement. After the program, we invite you to explore the state-of-the-art Flex Space Mobile Academic Classroom by Metamorphasis Powerhouse Company, Inc., designed to serve as a role model for communities throughout the region.
United Way of Greater Atlanta’s Child Well-Being Index data indicates that significant declines in student's academic achievement occurred across the region during the pandemic due to school disruptions, inconsistent access to broadband connectivity and online learning resources for both teachers and students. Specifically, two counties in the Southern Crescent region were affected with decreases in 3rd grade reading proficiency – Clayton County had a 12.2% decrease and Rockdale County had a 10.8% decrease, in comparison with a 4.8% decrease in the overall 13-county region.
Collaborative efforts are essential to identify and implement targeted Academic Recovery strategies that support students' language and literacy skills.
Steven Quinn GeorgiaCAN, State Outreach Director
Courtney Jones Henry County Schools, Assistant Superintendent of Early Learning & Innovative Practice
Lamont Jones Co-Founder, Furthering Fathering
United Way of Greater Atlanta’s InForum Series is an open forum and discussion panel event that promotes dialogue and collaboration amongst community leaders regarding the Child Well-Being Index.