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Business and Community Leaders Go Back to School for a Day Business and Community Leaders Go Back to School for a Day <div class="ExternalClass8EDBFA22EC4642A98C0309E2E18ED854"><p>Business and community leaders will be on their way back to school for the Principal for a Day (PFAD) program.  During the week of Oct. 2, 2017, local corporate executives and community leaders will work alongside Phoenix public and charter school principals to actively participate in the school's administration for one day.</p><p>"When our business community and schools work together to strengthen our economy, all of Phoenix wins," said Mayor Greg Stanton. "One of the most unforgettable and eye-opening ways to form those essential partnership is to serve as Principal for a Day. There is no substitute for seeing educators and students work together up close, and no better way to better understand the successes and challenges our schools face every day."<strong> </strong></p><p>After experiencing the life of a school principal for a day, the principals and their executive counterparts will discuss how local businesses and schools can form lasting partnerships to improve the quality of education, workplace readiness and leadership development programs in Phoenix. </p><p>"This program allows local leaders in business and industry to fully immerse themselves within our children's education environment," said Vice Mayor Laura Pastor. "These community partners will see first-hand the demands placed on our schools, and they will be able to take part in productive discussions with administrators, teachers, and students about the resources that our kids need to succeed in the workforce."</p><p>Those interested in participating in the PFAD program, can register online at phoenix.gov/education.  The deadline to register is Sept. 22, 2017. </p><p>For more information about the city's Youth and Education Office, visit phoenix.gov/education.</p><p><em>The PFAD program is sponsored by the city's Youth and Education Commission and Grand Canyon University.</em><em>  </em></p></div>8/14/2017 5:00:00 PMAlejandro Montiel, 602-534-3443Youth and Education Office602-262-7916