Parent University Programs
What is Parent University
By offering a series of free courses, this innovative program allows parents to access the tools they need to help their children reach their full potential. Courses offered during the 2014-2015 school year will include Understanding ADD/ADHD, Computer Technology and a Health and Wellness Summit. Register today to participate in a Parent University event close to you!
Parent University Goals
Throughout the country, school districts have implemented programs similar to Parent University in order to:
- Increase parental involvement and participation in schools,
- Allow parents an opportunity to network with professionals and other parents
- Help parents develop the skills needed to implement positive parenting practices,
- Empower parents to become effective advocates for their children,
- Strengthen home-school-community partnerships,
- Equip parents with the knowledge and awareness of resources available to them.
Boyz to Gentlemen Summit - January 24, 2015
Join us on Saturday, January 24th for the 6th Annual Boyz to Gentlemen Summit. The event will be at West Ashley High School and will feature keynote, Senator Marlon Kimpson.
- Register on-line for the Boyz to Gentlemen Summit
Register today with your Parent Advocate. For more information call 937-6578.
How Can I Get Involved?
It is not too late for you to get involved in the 2014-2015 Parent University programs!
For the first year, Parent University is being held at three sites: Burke High School, Stall High School, and St. John's High School. Parents are welcomed to attend courses at one or all locations. Registration is easy and can be completed 9:00 a.m. on-location the day of classes.
Register for Parent University
You may pre-register by phone, call your school's Parent Advocate or contact the Office of Community Outreach at 937-6578.
On Saturday March 29, 2014, Parent University hosted the 3rd Annual Girls Summit at School of the Arts (5109-B West Enterprise Street, North Charleston, SC) from 9:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m.
The Girls Summit was an event for parents and their daughters and addressed important and relevent issues that impact young women in the 21st century through a variety of workshops and leadership academies for young women. Lunch and limited childcare (ages 4-12) was also be provided.
From Boyz to Gentlemen
This year's summit featured a keynote address from Mr. Byron V. Garrett, Chairman of the National Family Engagement Alliance. The event included parent and student workshops, panel presentations, a college bound resource fair, and much more!
Health and Wellness Summit at Stall High School
On Saturday, November 9th, 2013 Parent University hosted a Health and Wellness Summit at Stall High School. Summit included guest speakers, a structured program for children ages 4 to 12, door prizes, and lunch.
The Resource Fair Provided Free Services including:
- Blood sugar-glucose screening
- Cholesterol screening
- Blood pressure checks
- BMI assessments
- Obama Health Care information
Please call the Office of Community Outreach at 843-937-6578 if you have any questions about Parent University.