Community action meeting to discuss enrollment in South Bend schools November 29

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - The Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Joseph County will host a community action meeting on Tuesday to discuss how to bring more kids into South Bend public schools.

The meeting is open to the public and will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. inside the club's O.C. Carmichael Jr. Youth Center.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Joseph County is located at 502 E. Sample St. in South Bend.

Education leaders from Purdue Polytechnic High Schools (PPHS), South Bend Community School Corporation, Career Academy South Bend, South Bend Empowerment Zone, and Paramount Schools of Excellence will all be in attendance.

A panel of high school students enrolled in South Bend public schools will also attend the meeting and share their ideas on how to increase enrollment.

Education leaders hope to bring 2,000 students back to the schools over the next five years.

"South Bend is home to excellent schools that are free, open to all, and provide unique educational opportunities," said South Bend native and Purdue Polytechnic Principal Justin Zobrosky. "I am convinced that our South Bend community can collaborate to create sustainable solutions to redress enrollment. Our city will be stronger if we work together as partners for the sake of our students."

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