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Join moderator Samaia Hernandez of FOX 61, the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities, and a panel of leaders in Windham for the fifth of five planned regional roundtables calling attention to a crisis affecting young people in Connecticut who are off-track or disconnected from education or employment.

This event, and the others in the series, are based on data from the recently released report commissioned by the Dalio Education.

Hernandez will moderate a conversation between Emily Pallin of RISE, Lisa Tepper Bates, President and CEO of the United Way of CT, Jeanne Milstein of the City of New London and a former State Child Advocate, Nathan Quesnel, Head of School at Norwich Free Academy, Hector Rivera, President and CEO of Our Piece of the Pie, and Tracy Youngberg, Windham Superintendent of Schools, among others.

“CCM was compelled to convene these roundtables based on the findings of this crucial report. It provides valuable insight into this crisis, and offers a foundation for our roundtable panelists to build on,” said Joe DeLong, CCM Executive Director and CEO.

“This is an issue that is affecting towns big and small. I’ve said that the nearly 120,000 children at risk or disconnected should be a wake-up call for the State. The partnerships and ideas that will be fostered through these roundtables will help us focus on the issue at hand, and deliver on the promise of getting these young people back on track.”