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2009.12.03 > For Immediate Release
contact: Wendy Townley - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2762 - email: wtownley@unomaha.edu

UNO Building Bright Futures Host Attendance Celebration

Omaha - University of Nebraska at Omaha Building Bright Futures, an initiative to promote school attendance among metro area schools, will hold an Attendance Teams Celebration Wednesday, Jan. 20 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Thompson Alumni Center, 6705 Dodge St.

The event was originally scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 20.

The event will celebrate 15 schools' participation in various attendance incentive programs and highlight students' accomplishments during the fall 2009 semester, said Silas Clarke, program coordinator.

“We are excited to host this celebration," Clarke said. "Without the dedication of school personnel and community members, it would be impossible to successfully address attendance issues in Douglas and Sarpy Counties. The event will provide an opportunity to learn about the different program approaches and the exciting next steps."

UNO Building Bright Futures is dedicated to creating community awareness of the vital role regular attendance plays in a student's overall academic success by sponsoring incentive and other educational programs designed for kindergarten through high school students. The program also assists schools and community organizations to integrate the 40 Development Assets framework with students' education and career planning.

For more information, contact Kim Hawekotte: (402) 554-6037 or khawekotte@unomaha.edu.

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