MLWGS aims to prepare students to thrive in a diverse and interconnected world, recognizing that parents and guardians are critical partners in this endeavor. On Apr. 16 at 6:00pm a workshop presented by the PTSA will help parents and guardians prepare for potentially challenging conversations with students on issues of diversity.
Participants will understand how identity can impact student behavior, learning, and engagement. Jonathan Zur, President & CEO of the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities (www.inclusiveva.org) will lead this interactive program that will help to increase empathy, raise awareness, and enhance skills for supporting a diverse and inclusive school community.
The Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities works with schools, businesses, and communities to achieve success by addressing prejudices, in all forms, in order to improve academic achievement, increase workplace productivity, and enhance local trust. Through workshops, retreats, and customized programs that raise knowledge, motivation, and skills, VCIC develops leaders who work together to achieve success throughout the Commonwealth.