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PAS 2019 National Dissemination Conference

October 22 @ 8:00 am - October 23 @ 3:00 pm

Join the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University and Education Northwest for the first national dissemination conference of the Pathways to Adult Success (PAS) initiative. At the conference, you will learn from experienced practitioners about

~ extending Early Warning Systems to promote college and career success for all
~ providing better guidance and navigation supports to all students
~ creating effective collaborations between K12 and institutions of higher education to increase youth success
~ data systems that monitor progress and provide feedback in “real time” across educational institutions
~ fitting these components together to build a Pathway to Adult Success continuum in your community, district, or state

One hundred fifty practitioners, researchers, and policy advocates from more than 27 states, under the guidance of Dr. Robert Balfanz and Joanna H. Fox, spent three years developing the Pathways to Adult Success (PAS) vision and framework.

The PAS way of thinking combines great ideas and practical exemplars from around the country into a school-to-adult-success continuum with guideposts for actions.

Together we firmly believe that systems can and must be built to support all youth in the exciting process of developing the skills, knowledge, and outlooks they need to progress from childhood to adult success. This work continues from late elementary schooling through successful postsecondary education and/or training. It culminates in a family-supporting wage and quality of life.

~ Conference dates are October 22 (8:00am – 5:00pm) and October 23 (8:00am – 3:00pm)
~ Registration closes Oct. 11; all registration fees are underwritten through the generous support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
~ The conference will feature plenary sessions, smaller interactive presentations, panels, and work sessions
~ Keynote/lead plenary speakers include national leaders and practitioners
~ A reception will offer networking opportunities
~ A student voice gallery “walk” will be featured throughout the conference
~ Breakfast, lunch, and snacks throughout the day will be provided, along with all materials
~ Invited participants are encouraged to extend this invitation to colleagues and collaborators
~ Participants assume costs of hotel and travel to the conference, a hotel block has been reserved at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore (rates guaranteed until Sept. 22, 2019).

Conference presenters and facilitators are education explorers who “walk the walk” of pushing boundaries to support youth. They are demonstrating that this work can be done and during the conference will share what they are learning, how to get started, and how to advance and extend PAS-like work already underway.

The Pathways to Adult Success conference is especially for you if you

~ are a grade 4 to 12 school, district, or state educator, counselor, or administrator;
~ represent a non-profit or community agency supporting youth; or
~ are engaged in higher education or post-secondary career training

— and if you are committed to helping youth succeed in the journey to adulthood.

That’s right – it’s all of us.

Integral to this work is the notion that the conversations and collaborations will continue after the conference ends, developing local, regional, and national networks of learning communities.


Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor
300 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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