Active Parent University returns this fall. The first class is set for October 10. The program, now in its third year, introduces families to Aldine ISD programs and also connects them to community partners. Active Parent University is a community collaborative led by the District’s Title 1 Department to help parents become full partners in their children’s education. The District objective is to equip families with new or additional skills, knowledge and resources to increase their children’s academic success.
According to LaTashia L. Abrams, Active Parent University offers families a “crash course” in how to be involved in their children’s education. Abrams is program director of Title 1.
“Active Parent University was designed based on the understanding that parents and community are an essential component in educating our children,” said Abrams. “Classes touch on a variety of subjects, including parent–engagement strategies. We want to increase parent involvement in the schools and empower parents to raise children who are successful in school and in life.”
Research has shown that parents can increase a child’s academic success through their involvement with schools and communities. Parental involvement improves student morale, attitudes, and academic achievement across all subject areas. Abrams encourages legal guardians and grandparents raising kids to attend Active Parent University.
Who: Open to all Aldine ISD parents, legal guardians, grandparents raising a child between the ages of five (5) and 18. The classes are also open to staff members.
Where: All classes will take place at Aldine ISD M.B. “Sonny” Donaldson Child Nutrition Center, 1802 Aldine Bender (Houston, TX 77032). This is a central location in the District.
Languages: All sessions will offer a simultaneous presentation in English and Spanish (español).
Cost: The classes are FREE!
October 10 @ 8:15 – 10:15 a.m.
October 17 @ 6-8 p.m.
November 7 @ 6-8 p.m.
December 12 @ 8:15 – 10:15 a.m.
January 16 @ 6-8 p.m.
February 6 @ 8:15 – 10:15 a.m.
March 20 @ 6-8 p.m.
April 17 @ 8:15 – 10:15 a.m.
May 22 @ 6-8 p.m.
“I’ve really enjoyed every session that I’ve attended and look to returning.” — M. Hammond
“Active Parent University was an excellent use of my time.” — S. González
” I am excited to be a graduate of Aldine Parent University.” — A. Chairez
” The strategies I learned at Parent University have helped me and my family.” — J. Herrero
If you have any questions, please contact Abrams at (281) 985-6418.
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