WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Saturday, April 11th, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law’s Parental Readiness and Empowerment Program (PREP), in conjunction with Minneapolis Public Schools’s Office for Family, Student, and Community Engagement and the YMCA Twin Cities, will host a free parent training on advocacy skills.
During the workshop, parents will learn about school discipline policies and procedures, as well as how to communicate their concerns to their child’s school. Attendants will hear from keynote speaker Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu, who has spoken and written extensively on educational advocacy. The Office of Black Male Student Achievement, a new Minneapolis Public Schools department dedicated to accelerating academic strategies and narrowing the achievement gap, is a cosponsor of this event.
Additionally, during the clinic, parents will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with volunteer advocates to discuss their child’s educational needs and develop an action plan to support their success.
Interested parents are asked to RSVP to the Office of Student Family & Community Engagement by phone at: (612)-668-2095, or by e-mail at [email protected]
WHO: Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, PREP, Minneapolis Public Schools, and YMCA Twin Cities
WHAT: Free Parent Advocacy Workshop & Clinic
- Complimentary childcare and lunch
- Presented in English, Spanish, Hmong, and Somali
WHEN: Saturday, April 11, 2015
Registration: 9:30 -10 AM
Parent Workshop & Clinic: 10 AM – 3 PM
Family Pool & Gym* time/Kids Half Day Camp @ the YMCA w/Camp Instructors: 10 AM – 3 PM
*RSVP required to participate in pool/gym time
*Bring tennis shoes, swimsuits and towels
WHERE: Minneapolis Public Schools Davis Center
1250 W Broadway
Minneapolis, MN 55411
For more information about PREP, visit www.PREPparents.org.