EVENT: Improving Hope, Engagement, and Well-Being in our Community

HOPE-GraphicFor the first time this year, all four Metro Area school districts are taking the Gallup Student Survey, which measures students’ attitude toward future success and the community supports they think they have to achieve their successes.

United Way will hold an event to discuss the survey. Join us to learn how United Way of East Central Iowa is working with school districts to improve the Hope, Engagement, and Well-Being in the lives of students in our community.

Click here to registerThursday, October 10, 2013
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Cedar Rapids Educational Leadership and Support Center (2500 Edgewood Rd. NW)
Light refreshments will be provided

Click here (Hope Event Flyer) to download a printable flyer that you can use to promote the event.

Hope scores from the nationally recognized Gallup Student Poll have been shown to predict academic success in college better than high school GPA, and the ACT/SAT (Source: Gallup).

This survey will be administrated to Cedar Rapids, College Community, Linn-Mar and Marion school districts this fall.

According to Gallup, Hope, Engagement and Well-Being are defined as:

  • Hope – the ideas and energy we have for the future.
  • Engagement – the involvement in and enthusiasm for school.
  • Well-Being – how we think about and experience our lives.

Keynote speaker, Dr. Tim Hodges, the Director of Research at Gallup Education will discuss what we can do with the information that we receive from the Gallup Student Survey. He will share the ways in which other communities have helped youth gain a greater sense of well-being and become more hopeful and engaged. He consults with K-12 school districts and higher education institutions and leads research projects in strengths development, employee selection, employee engagement, and well-being.

This event is part of our Condition of the Community event series.

Thank you to our event sponsors:

Grantwood logo - colorHolmes Murphy

Linn County Decategorization Board

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