Nettleton EAST students assist in YEAP Summit

   

Nettleton EAST students assist in YEAP Summit
7/1/2014 9:13:57 AM

Nettleton High School EAST students assist in planning Jonesboro's first Youth Engagement for After-School Programming Summit.

Submitted by Sandra Taylor
EAST Facilitator, Nettleton High School

EAST at Nettleton worked with Shunqetta Cunningham and the local chapter of National After-school Alliance and AAMEN and the City of Jonesboro to plan the first annual Youth Engagement for After-school Programming Summit. EAST students designed the YEAP Summit logo and created the event flyer that were used to recruit  youth from local school districts to participate in the Summit.

EAST students were also responsible for creating and managing the YEAP Facebook and Twitter pages. During the Summit, Nettleton Junior High EAST student, Alex assisted Dr. Rick Hux of Arkansas State University to run the Poll Everywhere software. While high school EAST students Adam and Taylor acted as moderator for the event.

Other Nettleton Junior High and high school EAST students, Blake, Logan and Luke documented the event by taking video footage and photographs. The footage was shared with Program Director Rennell Woods who presented at the National Afterschool Alliance Conference in Washington, DC. After the summit, Cunningham came to school and met with the students to receive feedback and begin planning next year's event.

"YEAP was a very fun learning experience for me and everyone involved," said EAST student Adam. "It was rewarding because we got to be a part of starting something new that all of the area schools were apart of."

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