'Addressing Challenges Together' sessions begin March 21 at St. Peter Senior Center
As a way to continue to foster safe and welcoming environments in all of District 508’s schools as well as in the community of St. Peter, a three part series of conversations, entitled “Addressing Challenges Together,” will be held over the next few months on that topic.
The first of those conversations, with the theme of “How is our community? How are our children?” will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, at the Senior Center in the Saint Peter Community Center. Facilitation for these conversations will be provided by the Greater Mankato Diversity Council and Saint Peter Community Leaders. These events are free and the public is encouraged to attend.
“Saint Peter is a wonderful community with great people”, says Supt Paul Peterson. “These nights will be designed to help us all reflect as parents, neighbors, school staff and community members on who we are and where we are going.”
Each session will be interactive and will work to cultivate understanding and positive school and community action for the future. Many community groups, including #OurStPeter and the Greater Mankato Diversity Council have helped District leaders develop each night’s activities.
“This is a great opportunity for people to come together to share their thoughts and ideas and to learn from each other,” Saint Peter Community & Family Education Director Tami Skinner said.
Subsequent conversations will be held on the following dates, so be sure to mark your calendars:
Tuesday, April 2 -- Session #2: “Who do we want to be?”, 6 p.m. at the Nicollet County Fairgrounds’ Johnson Hall
Wednesday, May 8 -- Session #3: “Moving forward together”, 6 p.m. at Saint Peter Middle School
These conversations are supported by following groups: Saint Peter Public Schools, Raising Our Community’s Children, #OurStPeter, St. Peter Recreation and Leisure Department, and the Greater Mankato Diversity Council.