Hey, I just wanted to share with you that McDonald’s has made available online for free the program that I developed for them called:
Help your Children Succeed in High School and Go to College.http://www.meencanta.com:80/hacer/guide_for_parents_and_educators.html
The idea is to allow people across the country to conduct parent workshops to help parents of high school students learn what they should do while their kids are in school to make sure they make it to college. There are four videos that are actually four modules of the same program:
• Participating in your child’s high school experience
• Finding mentors
• The importance of community service and internships
• Searching for and getting scholarships
And there is a Facilitator’s guide that you can download. The best thing is that everything is available in Spanish and in English.
You don’t need to be an expert on parent involvement to implement this program. Just study the facilitator’s guide, watch the videos and you’ll be on your way to creating great workshops that will increase the parent participation at your school.