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Academic Re-Engagement & Career Fest Offers Career, Education, and Community Services for Disconnected Youth and Adults

Sinclair’s Fast Forward Re-Engagement Center is teaming up with Montgomery County Workforce Development for the “Academic Re-Engagement & Career (ARC) Festival” on Friday, July 22, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. outside Building 14 at Sinclair’s Dayton campus. Youth and parents are encouraged to attend this free event. 

The ARC Fest is a community outreach event designed to provide a space for disconnected youth ages 15 and up to connect with educational, career, and community services that will lead to academic re-engagement for completion and career options to achieve their goals.  

“Sinclair’s Fast Forward Re-Engagement Center is proud to partner with Montgomery County to provide a safe, interactive space for disconnected youth and adults to explore academic, career, and community resources and put them on a path to success,” said Michelle L. Littlejohn, M.Ed., Manager – Fast Forward Re-Engagement Center, Sinclair Community College. 

Academic Re-Engagement & Career Festival 

Friday, July 22, 2022 

11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

Sinclair Community College – Dayton Campus 

Location: Outside Building 14 

The ARC Festival includes free food, games, academic & re-engagement information, music, give-a-ways, job & community resource information, and a 360? photo booth. 

Joshua Copeland, CEO of Learning 2 Cope, is the guest motivational speaker. Copeland will share his story of tragic loss and triumphant success to help others identify the root of their issues and to create action plans for success. Copeland spent nearly five years as an academic advisor for Sinclair’s Upward Bound Program.    

The Fast Forward Re-Engagement Center (FFRC) specifically supports students ages 15-24 who have disconnected from high school. FFRC provides one central location in a safe space for students and families to access the resources and coaching needed to re-enroll in school and get back on track to graduation. Established in 2001 and nationally recognized as a one-of-a-kind resource center for out-of-school youth, the FFRC connects with students and families by listening and offering support to help them get back on track for graduation. 

Since 2002, the Fast Forward Re-engagement Center has re-engaged 4,100 disconnected youth (ages 15-24) to earn their high school credential.   

To learn more about the Fast Forward Re-engagement Center, visit

Posted July 19, 2022