Lt. Gov. Jon Husted and several other state officials will visit Chaminade Julienne High School on Friday to learn about the City Connects program.
The program aims to serve students by providing assessment and services across the six target areas of academics, behavior, career, health, family and spirituality, according to Chaminade Julienne’s website.
City Connects is based on a program called Boston Connects, which is aimed at elementary school students. Chaminade Julienne worked with Boston College in 2010 to develop the City Connects program for the high school level.
The state officials will be meeting with C-J faculty, staff and students to learn more about how City Connects correlates with the proposed wraparound services, aimed at helping children with mental or behavioral difficulties, in the Ohio state budget. The $550 million proposal for wraparound services is being debated in the Ohio Senate.
State officials joining Husted on Friday will include Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria, State School Board Member Charlotte McGuire, State Sens. Steve Huffman and Peggy Lehner and State Reps. Niraj Antani, Phil Plummer and Fred Strahorn.
More information on the City Connects program can be found on the City Connects page on Chaminade Julienne’s website.