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File #: 2014-0502    Version: 1
Type: Proclamation Status: Passed Finally
File created: 5/27/2014 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 5/27/2014
Enactment date: 5/27/2014 Enactment #: 319
Effective date:    
Title: BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare May 29, 2014 to be “Be There Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.
Sponsors: Dan Gilman
Attachments: 1. 2014-0502.doc
WHEREAS, children who are chronically absent from school preform worse and are at a higher risk of dropping out than children who regularly attend school; and,
WHEREAS, the United Way of Allegheny County is determined to reduce this problem through their adoption of the “Be There” campaign, which encourages peers and adults to 'be there' for kids and to encourage children to stay in school; and,
WHEREAS, the “Be There” campaign is a nation-wide multimedia and awareness campaign dedicated to and focused on getting parents and community members more involved in children's education in order to help increase and maintain school attendance rates; and,
WHEREAS, educators and parents throughout the City of Pittsburgh have pledged their support for the “Be There” campaign; and,
WHEREAS, the efforts made by these parents, teachers, educators and mentors have had lasting impacts on the lives and attendance records of Pittsburgh school children; and,
WHEREAS, the United Way of Allegheny County is holding an awards ceremony on May 29, 2014 to honor the following adults who have pledged to “be there” for our children-those who have made lasting contributions to the City of Pittsburgh's youth through their tireless dedication and support.
Sarah Armenti, Pittsburgh Langley K-8
Dwayne Barker , Parent Volunteer at Pittsburgh King PreK-8
Debra Smallwood, Parent Volunteer at Brasher High School
Keith Lunsford, Parent Volunteer with The Pittsburgh Project
Alan Butera, MGR Foundation Volunteer
Detria Dixon, Homewood Children's Village
Barbara Coffee, City of Pittsburgh Housing Authority
Amie Matson, A+ Schools
Helen Haines, Homewood YMCA and Afterschool Program coordinator
Wendy Etheridge Smith, Higher Achievement
Tanya Ashby, Pittsburgh Faison K-5
Jenifer Tyler, Pittsburgh Arlington 3-8
Christina Hills , Pittsburgh Colfax K-8
Monica Lamar, Pittsburgh Dilworth PreK-5
Danielle Leach, Pittsburgh Brasher High School
Kashif Henderson, Pittsburgh Brasher High S...

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