SEATTLE/SOUTH KING COUNTY – Parents in Seattle and South King County are invited to a free event that will provide the information and resources they need to help their children do well in school – from cradle to college and career.
Hundreds of parents are expected at the April 20 Road Map Region Parent Forum, which is designed to help parents understand school systems, get information on academic requirements and build stronger relationships with schools. Research shows these factors are critical for student academic success.
The Parent Forum will feature workshops, prizes, inspirational speakers and an interactive Resource Fair that will include Radio Disney.
Road Map Region Parent Forum
Saturday, April 20
Foster High School
4242 S. 144th St., Tukwila, WA 98168
Registration opens at 9 a.m. | Welcome begins at 10 a.m. | Workshops run until 3 p.m.
Resource Fair is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The event is free and open to families. Child care and interpretation services will be available to those who register in advance. Breakfast and lunch will be provided, and transportation will be available to families in Seattle, Kent, Highline and Federal Way. Please visit the Parent Forum webpage to learn more and register.
The Parent Forum is being hosted by the Road Map Project, a community-wide effort to dramatically improve education results in South King County and South Seattle. Road Map Project partners, including nonprofit organizations, agencies, school districts and parents, collaborated and co-designed the forum to address needs identified by parents.
The workshops will span many topics, including the exploration of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), understanding the school system, the importance of early learning, preparing for college and advocating for children with special needs. There will also be special sessions designed to connect parents with leaders from school districts.
Ginger Kwan, Executive Director of Open Doors for Multicultural Families and a member of the Parent Forum Planning Committee, said the Parent Forum will provide great opportunities to parents.
“We’ve never had a Parent Forum at such a large scale for families, particular addressing families from the immigrant/refugee community. The Parent Forum Planning Committee is working hard to encourage parents to participate by providing meals, child care, interpretation and transportation to those who register,” Kwan said. “At its core, I think this event is about getting families together in a supportive environment to learn about better engaging in their children’s education. Parents can expect to get information and resources relevant to themselves and their families on how to help students achieve academically.”
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