There is an exciting, new initiative at Essex High School through a partnership with Spectrum Youth and Family Services. We will have a Multicultural Help Desk, which will be located in the Library, beginning October 1st.
A team of five culturally responsible individuals will be at Essex High School at times during the 2019-2020 school year.
The first person to join us at EHS is Tiffanie Katsuva. Tiffanie is the Coordinator for the Multicultural Help Desk in Essex High School.
Staff at the Help Desk can provide assistance in educational support, cultural awareness training/consultation, expansion of post-secondary exploration, resource navigation/guidance, exploration of alternative education options, drop-out prevention, youth advocacy for purposes of communicating supports and opportunities to administration, teachers and students.
Students will also be provided educational support planning, post-secondary path planning, assistance to cultural liaisons: student and family support as needed, care coordination, follow-through planning, youth worker focused cultural awareness training, assistance, resource navigation/guidance and referral as needed.
We are looking forward to teaming with Spectrum to better support our students.