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Parent University informed and engaged over 200 parents and family members with informational sessions offering a wide range of support for students

Families gain valuable information at district's first Parent University of the year

September 19, 2016

Jefferson High School was the host for the first Parent University of the year on Saturday, September 17, 2016.  More than 200 parents attended the event which offered a gallery walk, an informative general session, and dozens of topical and important hour-long presentations, many in Spanish as well as English. Topics ranged from Moffitt Healthy KIDZ (Moffitt was a keynote speaker and an event sponsor), Helping Your Child be Successful Through SEL (Social and Emotional Learning), Navigating Hillsborough County Public Schools, STEM in Elementary, Middle, and High School, AVID Strategies, Understanding your Child’s Brain, and many, many others.

Parent University is a FREE series of informational sessions supporting the academic life of children in kindergarten through 12th grade held in various locations throughout the district.  It is a program of the Alliance 4 Public Schools, in partnership with United Way, HCPS, HCTA and STEM.  Sessions focus on academic and support programs our district public schools, effective strategies families can use to help every child succeed, and ways to advocate for the resources necessary for our public schools. In addition, district representatives are available with information about their programs.  Participants attend a general session followed by two information sessions.   Free childcare is provided for children in grades K-5 only (advance reservations required). For more information about future Parent University events, please visit

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