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CE: Educational Champion Training

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
5:00 pm8:00 pm
Ventura County Office of Education: 5100 Adolfo Rd, Camarillo

Please join us to learn about the educational needs of foster youth!
2 Tuesdays: November 27th and December 4th, 2018 from 5:00-8:00 pm (includes dinner).
What does it mean to become an Educational Champion?
If you would like to help a child in foster care navigate the education system, come learn about becoming an "Education Rights Holder." When a child in foster care does not have a viable adult in his/her life to support, advocate, and remove barriers to his/her education, the court must appoint a responsible adult to carry out these duties. Ventura County has a need for volunteers who are willing to be assigned education rights for one or more children in foster care. Foster parents, mentors, and other trained, committed volunteers are appropriate education rights holders.
Minimum commitment to an assigned child is one year.
The course will be facilitated by Laura Welbourn from VCOE Foster Youth Services and Joanna Della Gatta from SELPA. an education rights holder and foster youth will also share their personal experience and answer questions.
Click the link below to register. RSVP no later than November 23rd.
Sponsored by: Ventura College Foster & Kinship Care Education Program and Ventura County Office of Education.
CE Hours: 6 (for completing both evenings)