Title

Increasing African American and Latino Parental Involvement in School

Location

Ballroom A

Strand #1

Academic Achievement & School Leadership

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Brief Program Description

Parental involvement is one of the leading indicators of a student’s academic achievement. The lack of parental support often found within the African American and Latino communities has often contributed to suspensions, expulsions, and truancy. This interactive seminar will provide participants with useful strategies that can be used to increase the level of parental involvement and also help parents understand the importance of their role in their children’s academic success.

Summary

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Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

FEATURED SPEAKER: Timothy Allen, Gilead Group Consulting, Dorchester, MA

Timothy Allen is a nationally recognized lecturer on urban issues. For more than 20 years, he has worked with high-risk youth and their families. He has pioneered strategies to assist youth in re-integrating into their home communities and has designed and delivered trainings for families to help them support their children. His innovations have caught the attention of law enforcement agencies, schools, community-based organizations, and faithbased organizations, for which he is a regular speaker, trainer and consultant.

Keyword Descriptors

African American, Latino, Parental involvement, Academic success, Academic achievement

Presentation Year

2015

Start Date

3-3-2015 2:45 PM

End Date

3-3-2015 4:00 PM

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Increasing African American and Latino Parental Involvement in School

Ballroom A

Parental involvement is one of the leading indicators of a student’s academic achievement. The lack of parental support often found within the African American and Latino communities has often contributed to suspensions, expulsions, and truancy. This interactive seminar will provide participants with useful strategies that can be used to increase the level of parental involvement and also help parents understand the importance of their role in their children’s academic success.