By Lanz Christian Bañes
Solano County agencies, led by Vallejo school officials, want to shift the focus from students’ mistakes to their ultimate potential.
That was the main takeaway Friday at the Solano County Positive Youth Justice Summit at the Solano County Event Center.
“What you do is not the whole of who you are,” said Alana Shackelford, director of partnerships and community engagement for the Vallejo City Unified School District.
Shackelford was expanding upon the conference’s theme of “I See You.”
About 75 people attended the morning plenary sessions of the day-long summit, the second organized by the Vallejo City Unified School District and its partners. The district is the recipient of a two-year $400,000 Positive Youth Justice Initiative grant from the Sierra Health Foundation which focuses on “crossover youth.”