School-Community Engagement Initiative
The goal of the initiative is to expand the idea of empowering youth to improve their communities throughout the Wyoming School-University Partnership and eventually across the NNER.
Read the press release from 2011 by clicking here2011-2012 Participants
Pinedale High School, Worland High School, and Torrington Middle
School participated during the 2011-2012 school year. All three schools presented with the Partnership's project facilitator, John Anderson, at the NNER conference in Denver, October 18-20, 2012. Read about their projects by clicking here.
About John Anderson, Project Facilitator
John Anderson (pictured to the right) is a current resident of Pinedale,
Wyoming. He returned to his home state
after a 30 year teaching career, that began at the Wind River Schools and was completed
after 18 years at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. AT UNK, John was a Political Science professor who focused his scholarship on making democracies work in
communities. Much of John's work included looking at
the role of education in a democracy.
Professor Anderson has also been involved in the work of the
National Network for Educational Renewal and is currently an Agenda for
Education Scholar. He began working with
students and schools to bring about changes in communities through student
engagement in Nebraska, where he and his colleague, Peter Longo, engaged seven
different school districts in community or school improvement projects. During the 2011-2012 school year, John was the project facilitator for the Partnership's school-community engagement initiative. He plans to continue being involved in the project in years to come.
You can email John at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have questions about the initiative, please contact Beth Wiley, email@example.com
Thank you to all of our sponsors, listed below:
The Wyoming School-University Partnership
National Network for Educational Renewal
University of Wyoming Student Affairs
University of Wyoming Service, Leadership, and Community Engagement