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Father and daughter

Parent University increases parents’ personal, professional and leadership skills to support and encourage their students’ academic success and transition to post-secondary education.

Parent University

The Parent University delivers a series of parenting workshops to assist parents in their own personal and career development and to strengthen support of their children’s academic success and transition to higher education. The goal is to provide a learning community that will increase parent involvement in their children’s education.

Commitment

  • Sessions offered in fall and spring
  • Parents who attend at least 10 sessions during school year will receive a Certificate of Completion at a graduation ceremony.

Benefits

  • Gain knowledge of the educational system and a post-secondary education roadmap
  • Discover strategies to become active participants in the education of their children
  • Engage in personal growth opportunities
  • Become familiar with community resources to support individual and family needs
  • Childcare provided during all sessions

Thanks to our sponsors

Cabrera Capital Markets
Hy-Vee
Softwater City
First Midwest Bank

Partner Institutions

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Kishwaukee College

DeKalb School District 428

Rochelle Elementary School District 231

Rochelle High School District 212

Sycamore School District 427

Contact Information

Susana Das Neves

815-753-1420 (office)

parentuniversity@niu.edu