On Saturday, June 23, The Forsyth Promise will host our summer Be The Change convening, at which we'll explore the topic of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) -- how these experiences can have lasting impacts on children, their success in education, their even their long-term health.
Join us on June 23 for a free community event hosted by The Forsyth Promise (forsythpromise.org) will include catered networking, a 60-minute screening of the documentary film Resilience, a panel discussion on ACEs, and facilitated table discussions among attendees.
What is the be the change convening?
The Forsyth Promise Be The Change Convening is open to all community members and leaders who have an interest in and commitment to improving educational outcomes. The Be The Change Convening meets three times each year; it serves as the advocacy and equity engine of The Forsyth Promise.
The Forsyth Promise and EQUITY
The Forsyth Promise has made a commitment to incorporate Equity into all of the work we do. We believe that it is a defining factor in school success and access to services. Our network of agencies have been looking at their community of practice to identify ways they can adjust policies to ensure equity in their agencies. The Forsyth Promise has also worked with the WS/FC school system to continue conversations about equity in education with screenings and discussion sessions.
Equity and equality are two strategies we can use in an effort to produce fairness. Equity is giving everyone what they need to be successful. Equality is treating everyone the same. Equality aims to promote fairness, but it can only work if everyone starts from the same place and needs the same help.