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EPISD’s Cabrera Nominated for State Anti-Dating Violence Advocacy Award

Superintendent Juan Cabrera is one of eight nominees for the Texas Council on Family Violence’s Young Hearts Matter Advocate of the Year Award, recognizing his efforts to curb teen dating violence among students in EPISD.

The Young Hearts Matter Advocate of the Year Award recognizes adults who partner with young people, act as leaders for violence prevention in their community, and have made prevention programming more accessible as a result of their efforts. A winner will be announced at the end of February, which is Teen Dating Violence Prevention Month.

The nomination cites Cabrera’s efforts as a board member of El Paso’s Center Against Sexual and Family Violence (CASFV), and more specifically his role in instituting a District-wide initiative to have athletic coaches speak to their students about the effects of teen dating violence.

“As a father of three children, two of whom are young women, it is a priority for me to make sure that our students are equipped with the knowledge and resources to help prevent teen dating violence,” Cabrera said. “I am humbled by the nomination and thrilled with the prospect of being able to make a difference in the efforts to give teens the tools they need to form healthy relationships.”

Earlier this school year, Cabrera helped launch the “Coaching Boys Into Men” program. The program trains coaches to address dating and family violence with their male players. The District also partnered with other community organizations in the fall to launch the Teach Early campaign aimed at instilling positive character in children as means of preventing domestic violence.

“We have been working diligently with the counselors and administrators and our teachers that if there’s an outcry, they can play a role and they can refer to the Center Against Sexual and Family Violence or some of our district resources,” Cabrera said.

“We have been making a big district push not only to our kids but to make our educators understand they play a role in helping educate and prevent any of these sorts of harms.”

CASFV Executive Director Stephanie Karr, who nominated Cabrera for the award, said she was impressed with the level of involvement he has shown to ending domestic violence.

“Superintendent Cabrera has been a diligent advocate and a tremendous partner in our efforts to address violence against children, women and other vulnerable El Pasoans,” she said. “We are grateful to have him work alongside with us in addressing the very real problem of teen dating violence. His expertise and his commitment will help us make great gains in preventing real, long lasting harm.”

Author: EPISD

EPISD’s Cabrera named chair of Texas Urban Council of Superintendents

El Paso Independent School District Superintendent Juan E. Cabrera has been selected as the 2016 chair of the Texas Urban Council of Superintendents, a network of some of the largest urban school districts in the state representing more than 750,000 students and nearly 50,000 teachers.

District members of the Council include Superintendents, executive and academic leaders of the Aldine, Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio independent school districts. The Council was established by Educate Texas, a public-private initiative of the Communities Foundation of Texas, as part of its Education Leadership Initiative.

Its goal is to strengthen school leadership development, create focused learning environments and increase student performance.

“Educators at legacy urban districts face many unique challenges and through this coalition we have the opportunity to discuss similar challenges and best practices and meet our goal of bringing about meaningful and effective change to the way our schools support and drive innovation,” Cabrera said. “I look forward to working with the amazing leaders on the council. I am certain that together we will collectively have a strong impact on our schools and students.”

The Council and Educate Texas, meet to gather the areas of greatest opportunity and challenges to their school districts. Member superintendents hope to coordinate efforts to increase the focus on urban education and provide support and resources to urban districts.

The Texas Urban Council of Superintendents will meet in El Paso for a two-day business meeting and education symposium that will focus on critical urban education issues.

The symposium will take place Thursday and Friday afternoon at the Hilton Garden Inn and the University of Texas at El Paso.

Author: EPISD

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