YCSD Looks to Strengthen Bond with Parents through ‘Parent YOU’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Youngstown City School District announced YCSD Parent YOU [Parent University] earlier this month thanks in part to a grant from Philanthropy Ohio. 

More information for parents on the program is available Jan. 21 at a YCSD Parent Pride Zoom meeting. Starting at 5 p.m. Jeff Henderson, an award-winning chef, New York Times best-selling author, entrepreneur and motivational speaker, will join the virtual meeting.

“Our Parent YOU will include special sessions for parents with valuable resources to help them on a personal level as well as navigating their scholar’s academic journey,” said YCSD chief of family engagement Linda Hoey, adding that registration will being in February.

The program encourages parents to participate in social emotional learning/health and wellness; literacy; diversity; and college and career awareness for English learners families from February through May. There will be more pathways, which are provided to gain knowledge from distinguished speakers and educators, offered next year.

“The purpose is to enhance and increase parent engagement across the school district,” said YCSD Director of Communication and Public Relations Denise Dick. “It will also provide our parents and families with information that has real application in their lives and gets them more involved with their scholars’ education.”

YCSD parents who want to be added to an email list or receive more information about Parent YOU can send an email to linda.hoey@youngstown.k12.oh.us

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.