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Parent University Gives Certificates to 60 Students

Sixty students will receive certificates as graduates of the first installment of the St. Croix District Parent University for the 2009-2010 school year. The ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 8, in the John H. Woodson Jr. High School auditorium, according to a press release from District Director for School Community Relations Janet Brow.

Sponsored by the V.I. Department of Education, the university is a series of informational workshops for parents, grandparents, caretakers and community members focused on parental involvement. The free program offers a broad variety of topics related to raising children, education and social issues affecting families and the community. As an incentive, the district also assists its participants with child-care services and homework assistance as well as transportation.
Brow said, “Parent University is an environment where information is shared about issues affecting individuals as parents. Parents are an important part of the educational process, and Parent University will work to build strong parents and strong families. We have experts in the various areas leading the sessions and providing a healthy exchange between parents. Our participants build a network and support system to reach out to if and when there is a need. Rebuilding our community, our village, for today and the future is what we are doing at the Parent University.”
Of the 60 graduates, 13 attended for the third time, 18 for the second time, and 29 were new students. Brow said that following sessions the participants complete a survey so that the department can collect data on the program as well as get ideas for upcoming sessions based on the needs of the participants. Some of the areas covered during the six-week session included: Strengthening Family Youth on Track Program; Balancing Work and Family; Policing While Parenting; From Boys to Gentlemen: Raising Young Men in the 21st Century; Making the Most Out of Parent Teacher Conferences; and Can We Talk? Helping Parents Improve Their Communications With Children. Other offerings included: CPR training; Edline tutorials, a roundtable led by a local pastor to provide individual and family counseling, and one-on-one meetings with the district superintendents.
For more information, contact Janet Brow at 773-1095, ext. 7094.
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