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The Dover Air Force Base School Liaison Office would like to cordially invite your school or organization to participate in an Education Resource Fair for military-connected families at the Dover Air Force Base Youth Center.

The purpose of this event is to provide military-connected families, many of whom are new to Delaware or have students beginning school for the first time, with information to help them make an informed choice about the best education for their children.

This year’s event will take place on Monday, October 29th from 4:30 until 6:30 pm.

The timing of the event is purposeful in order to coincide with School Choice application period which opens at the beginning of November. Military families move frequently, and military children average 6-9 moves in their K-12 education years. Parents must learn about how education differs at each location, and then are forced to make quick decisions about where to enroll their children. In some cases, the learning environment is not ideal for students for a variety of reasons, and their experiences can be complicated by the unique challenges of military life such as deployment, moving mid-year, etc. Military parents are increasingly seeking information
about schools such as academic performance, extracurricular activities, atmosphere, and how supportive schools are to the needs of militarychildren.

Please join us to share information about the unique offerings of your school or organization. What makes it special? How does it support students? What can it offer to facilitate the success of military students? The event is designed for AD military, and other military-connected families with children entering grades K-12 for the 2019-2020 school year. However, non-traditional adult education programs, colleges, and educational support organizations (mentoring, tutoring, advocates, etc.) are highly encouraged to attend as well, along with early intervention and preschool programs. Education is a lifelong journey!

If you are interested in having a table at this event, please complete the attached Exhibitor Form and return to sonya.dyer.1@us.af.mi no later than October 11th in order to ensure access to the base. I look forward to welcoming you to Dover AFB!

Respectfully,

Sonya R. Dyer, LCSW
Military Education Specialist
EFMP Family Support Specialist
Dover AFB
(302) 677-6383

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