Parent University is a community collaborative led by Urban League of Greater Miami to help parents become full partners in their children’s education. Urban League of Miami will partner with Miami Dade County Schools, community agencies, and other organizations to offer free courses, family events and activities that will equip parents with new or additional skills, knowledge, resources, and confidence.
What is the Goal of Parent University?
The goal of Parent University is to increase parent involvement in the schools and empower parents to raise children who are successful in school, and in life. Workshops are held in schools, public libraries, Urban League of Miami, houses of worship, businesses and other community locations. Workshop range from to
pics like Helping Your Child Prepare for tests, to Preparing for Kindergarten, Middle and High School, to Surviving Adolescence. Various courses and topics will be available for families.
Why Be Involved?
Research has shown that parents can increase a child’s academic success through their involvement with schools and communities. Parental involvement improves student morale, attitudes, and academic achievement across all subject areas. Even if you are not a parent, we encourage you to become involved within Parent
University. Volunteer opportunities are available, for more details.
Parent University will offer courses in four primary strands:
Strand I is Parenting Awareness. These offerings will provide information that can empower parents to raise confident, educated children ready for the 21st century.
Strengthening parents means strengthening children. Strand II is Helping Your Child Learn in the 21st
Century. These offerings will provide parents information about how to support children’s academic opportunities and the challenges of today
Strand III is Health and Wellness, and these offerings will support information and activities to help families build healthy lifestyles physically as well as emotionally.
Strand IV is Personal Growth and Development. These offerings will help parents to grow personally and professionally, so they can become the most effective advocates for their children.