Bexley News

Event to discuss blended families

Bexley City Schools will host its second World Cafe program, providing a "meaningful conversation" around a particular topic, at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 13, in the library at Bexley High School, 326 S. Cassingham.

The subject of the second event will be Blended Families and Multiple Identities, with Kimberly Brazwell, Bexley's new school and community support specialist as a facilitator.

Students in grades K-12, along with residents and parents, are invited to talk about multiracial people and families, adoptee families, step-parent/children families.

The first World Cafe, held in September, focused on the subject Cultural Identity.

Brazwell's work in the district focuses on the strategic priority about overall wellness -- students thriving emotionally, psychologically and physically, as well as in academics. Her initial analysis of Bexley's Developmental Assets data showed that 14 of students' assets related to wellness and prevention were low. Additional World Cafes are set for Feb. 19 and April 2.

For more information, contact Amy Thompson, public information coordinator, at