Congratulations to the International Club! Here is their acceptance letter:
Congratulations! The Burlington International Club was nominated to receive a Roots of Prevention Award for all your efforts to create the All Are Welcome initiative and promote inclusiveness and acceptance for all. Our selection committee was very impressed by all the work the both of you both and the club have done to improve our community. We would like to honor you and any club members interested in attending at our annual Roots of Prevention Award Celebration on April 18th with the "Outstanding Group Award".
The Burlington Partnership for a Healthy Community is a substance abuse prevention coalition in Burlington. Every year we hold an award celebration to publicly recognize individuals, programs, and organizations who have positively impacted Burlington by providing prevention opportunities and supporting health and wellness in the community.
This month, several visitors from South Burlington School District visited Burlington High School to see first-hand the progress Burlington schools are making in changing the way English Learners enter the district.
The intake center consists of multilingual liaisons, who help connect families with schools, and a dedicated teacher to complete initial screenings for new arrivals.
Although EL Director Miriam Ehtesham-Cating said the Welcome Center is still in its infancy, visitors from the neighboring district were applauding efforts to help make new students and families have an easier time entering school.