By Jimella Harris
Special to Frost Illustrated
FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Urban League, 21st Century Parents for Quality Education and StudentsFirst Indiana have partnered to invite parents in the Greater Fort Wayne area for a three-session series of workshops designed to equip parents with the information needed to be a strong partner in their child’s education and to establish a successful academic career. The two-hour workshops are offered to K-12 parents in the Greater Fort Wayne area at no cost.
Parents will be provided with a toolkit of resources during the sessions regarding school and student achievement data, parent-teacher communication and ways to establish high expectations for student achievement. Parents also will have the opportunity to participate in Fort Wayne’s own PDK Gallop Poll. The poll will survey our community on what we believe about local and national education issues and mirrors the 2012 national poll questions.
Sessions will be held at the Fort Wayne Urban League, 2135 South Hanna St., from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Nov. 5, Nov. 13 and Nov. 20, with a light dinner for attendees and their children at no cost for the first 100 to RSVP. Space is limited. Please indicate whether or not you will be utilizing the homework assistance for children so that additional information can be collected.
You can RSVP at www.ftwayneparentacademy.eventbrite.com or email Curt Merlau at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Jamie Garwood at the Fort Wayne Urban League at (260) 745-3100.