Is the struggling economy affecting the quality of life for children in the Pasadena Unified School District? If young people are our future, how well are we meeting their needs today? The public is invited to hear an update from the experts at the Second Annual "State of the Kids" panel discussion and luncheon hosted by the Partnership for Children, Youth and Families (The Partnership).
The panel discussion will take place on Thursday, September 13, 2012 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Flintridge Retreat Center, 236 W. Mountain Street, Suite 117, Pasadena, CA 91103
Mayor Bill Bogaard will provide a welcoming address. The featured panelists are: Pastor Jean Burch, Community Bible Church; Jon R. Gundry, Superintendent of Schools, PUSD; Cliff Marcussen, CEO & Executive Director, OPTIONS/CCIS; Phillip Sanchez, Chief of Police; Mercy Santoro, Director of Human Services & Recreation Dept.; and Dr. Eric Walsh, Pasadena Public Health Director.
"This is a great opportunity for parents and community members alike to learn how children living in the communities of Pasadena, Altadena and Sierra Madre are faring, including the latest demographic trends, school and health statistics, and what has changed since last year's report." said Anthony Santilena, The Partnership's Chair.
[The Partnership for Children, Youth and Families (The Partnership) is a collaboration of more than 150 individuals, public entities, and community-based agencies focused on school readiness for preschoolers, quality programs for children and youth when they are not in school, and positive youth development.]