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Mark your calendar for Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018!

Join us for the 2nd annual Good Neighbors, Strong Community event

9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17

Ray-Pec High School

The Ray-Pec School District, Ray-Pec Public School Foundation and Ray-Pec Cares are joining forces to provide an event focused on resources to build a strong community. 

  • Childcare will be provided if registered in advance.
  • Lunch will be provided for the first 300 registrants.

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Speaker and break-out session topics include suicide prevention and intervention, drug abuse prevention and intervention, internet safety, mental health, equipping families to help others who are struggling, helping families with children with special needs, positive parenting strategies, and diversity education. 

You may attend specific presentations or come for the entire day.


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Keynote speaker: AJ Crabill

AJ Crabill is the Texas Education Agency's Deputy Commissioner for Governance. 

Prior to his work at TEA, Crabill served eight years on the board of the Kansas City, Mo., Public Schools. Crabill led a broad suite of reforms that radically transformed the district, improved grade level proficiency in literacy and numeracy, and increased graduation rates.  

Crabill has provided training to school districts nationwide to help refocus school board members on the core mission of improving student outcomes. Additionally, Crabill has worked with municipalities, school districts, and schools across the country to implement peer-led mediation and restorative discipline practices.

More about AJ Crabill

Josh Shipp

Keynote speaker: Josh Shipp

Josh Shipp is an author, global youth empowerment expert, and acclaimed speaker. A former at-risk foster kid turned youth advocate, he is renowned for his documentary TV series (A&E), that followed his ground-breaking work with teens. 

“Every kid is ONE caring adult away from being a success story.”
-Josh Shipp

Schedule for Nov. 17, 2018:

9-10 a.m.One Caring Adult - Josh Shipp
10:10-11:05 a.m.Breakouts
11:15 a.m. -12:20 p.m.Lunch Break/Resource Fair
12:30-1:25 p.m.Breakouts
1:30-2:25 p.m.Breakouts
2:30-3:30 p.m.  Appreciating Differences - AJ Crabill

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At left: Dayton Moore, general manager of the Kansas City Royals, spoke at the Feb. 10, 2018, event on leadership and building a championship team.

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A.J. Crabill, deputy commissioner of the Texas Education Agency, speaks at the Feb. 10, 2018, Good Neighbors, Strong Community conference.

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Dayton Moore, general manager for the Kansas City Royals, and Congresswoman Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-MO 4th District). (Feb. 10, 2018)

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Read about the conference below or watch this video:

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The first Good Neighbors, Strong Community event was Feb. 10, 2018, at Ray-Pec High School.

Speakers and break-out sessions included topics related to family support, mental health, safety, healthy relationships, and bully and suicide prevention. 

Featured speakers were:

  • Dayton Moore, general manager, Kansas City Royals
  • Dr. Chris Habben, president, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Carey Casey with the National Center for Fathering
  • AJ Crabill, deputy commissioner, Texas Education Agency