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Tucson Unified hosts Impact Tucson conference

Date issued: July 25, 2018

Tucson Unified School District is holding Impact Tucson, a community conference focused on bullying, behavior and bravery on July 28, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Palo Verde High Magnet School. 

The event is designed to be a day of learning and encouraging involvement with a goal of ending bullying in Tucson Unified schools. In addition to a keynote speaker and workshop sessions, Impact Tucson offers free breakfast and lunch, free haircuts, free backpacks, a resource fair and free child care. 

For more information and to register for the event, please go to  or call 520-232-8614. Participants are also welcome to register on the day of the event. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.

Jimmy Hart, Director for African American Student Services, said “Impact Tucson is a critical event since bullying is a national issue. It’s a great opportunity for us to continue supporting our community, and collectively stamp out bullying.”

The keynote speaker for the conference will be Dr. Da’Mond Holt.  After the keynote presentation, parents and children will have the opportunity to attend breakout sessions.

Parent workshop sessions will include Understanding the New Student Code of Conduct, The Impact of Expectations on Students, Bridging the Gap, Parenting the Love and Logic Way, and others.

Workshops for children are separated by age group and will include Ending the Silence, Me too, But How About You?, Step by Step, Nonviolence as a Courageous Way of Life and others.

Free transportation and childcare are available! Please call 225-3800 to reserve a spot.

Bus schedule:
7:10 a.m. - Southwest Family Resource Center, 6855 S. Mark
7:30 a.m. - Secrist Middle School, 3400 S. Houghton
7:30 a.m. - Doolen Middle School, 2400 N. Country Club Rd.
7:40 a.m. - Utterback Middle School, 3233 S. Pinal Vista
7:45 a.m. - Wakefield Family Resource Center, 101 W. 44th St.
7:45 a.m. - Catalina High School, 3645 E. Pima
8:00 a.m. - Roberts-Naylor K-8, 1701 S. Columbus Blvd.
8:05 a.m. - Dietz K-8 School, 7575 E. Palma St.
*All buses will depart Palo Verde at 2 p.m. for the return trip.

Tucson Unified School District is Southern Arizona’s largest district, educating more than 47,000 students. TUSD offers extensive learning opportunities for children, including Advanced Placement, GATE and International Baccalaureate, free full-day kindergarten, a focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), studies in seven world languages, fine arts, before and after school programs, and more.

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