Parents participated actively in all sessions that covered a wide variety of useful topics, such as: nutrition and fitness, dental health, tobacco prevention and firearm safety. Healthy children in healthy homes and fire safety were also addressed. The workshops also increased communication between parents and schools- these strong connections support the academic and social needs of students.
At the end of the 4th workshop on May 25th, parents who completed all the workshops were presented with a certificate that recognized their completion, and their commitment to their children’s education. Benton Heights Elementary and the Latino Outreach Initiative look forward to hosting future workshop series for parents to build on their tradition of community outreach and parental involvement.