2015 Saigh Symposium: The Path to Powerful Partnerships

2015 Saigh Symposium: The Path to Powerful Partnerships

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For our young people and our community, our region has been tasked to ignite greater outcomes for teens.

The call has come from many sources – For the Sake of All, the Ferguson Commission, and the emerging Ready by 21 Youth Master Plan, in addition to the nation-at-large.

But how do we, as a region, tackle big challenges and meet big expectations – for our young people, and our future?

That’s the challenge ahead of us, and it’s up to all of us to ready ourselves to meet that call.

Join Wyman and community and partner leaders as we convene around our shared challenges, and best practices that we can all use to improve performance, and achieve our goals collectively.

2015 Saigh Symposium
The Path to Powerful Partnerships

How Do We Prepare to Tackle Big Challenges and Meet Big Expectations?
Accelerating Teen and Community Outcomes through Community Partnerships

October 27, 2015
Location: Nine Network of Public Media, Studio A
3:30 – 5 p.m.


Why St. Louis Needs Better Performing Partnerships

A Global Perspective: How We Can Build Partnerships that Perform

Christina Holt, World Health Organization, Collaborating Centre for Community Health & Development

How We Can Build More Promising Partnerships, New Youth Development Research and Outcomes

Pennie Foster-Fishman, Ph.D., Michigan State University

Symposium Panelists:

  • Vanessa Foster Cooksey, Senior Vice President, Community Affairs, Wells Fargo Advisors
  • Kendra Copanas, Executive Director, Maternal & Child Health Coalition
  • Alan Byrd, Dean of Enrollment Services, University of Missouri-St. Louis, and Co-Chair of St. Louis Graduates
  • Kathy Osborn, Executive Director, Regional Business Council

About the Saigh Symposium: 

Presented by Wyman in partnership with The Saigh Foundation, Wyman’s annual Saigh Symposium fosters education and conversation on topics relevant to moving the field of youth development forward on behalf of teens in our community, region and across the country. The Saigh Symposium is part of the American Graduate Youth Impact Series, which seeks to help the St. Louis community support young people on their path toward high school graduation and future success.

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