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Parent YOU set to meet today

YOUNGSTOWN — The April installment of Youngstown City School District’s Parent YOU kicks off at 5 p.m. today with sessions focusing on storytelling, working through grief, race and ethnicity and for families of English Learners, college awareness.

Parent YOU (Parent University) will be on Zoom and the link and registration information may be found on the district website, ycsd.org, under the “For Parents” tab.

Parent YOU offers four pathways: social-emotional learning/health and well-being, literacy, diversity and college awareness for English learners families. Parents select one of the pathways and follow it through the end of the year.

Linda Hoey, chief of family engagement, said the evening’s presenters will inform and entertain district parents.

“In the literacy pathway, storyteller Willa Brigham returns for her second of three Parent YOU presentations,” she said. “She’ll teach parents how to use storytelling to spark creativity and learning in their children. Everyone loved her presentation last month.”

For the social-emotional learning/health and well-being pathway, speaker Kristen Biggs will offer tips and guidance for dealing with the grief of losing a loved one and the loss of normalcy caused by the pandemic.

The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio returns in the diversity pathway to address racial, ethnic and cultural differences and stereotypes.

Counselors Marian Armstrong and Jorge Vega Santos return in the college awareness for English learner families pathway, offering strategies to help parents navigate the college preparation process.

Prizes will be awarded to parents who attend.

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