Trevecca Nazarene University

MNPS Parent University to be held at Trevecca

On Saturday, August 16, Trevecca will host MNPS and its 7th Parent University in the Boone Business Building. This one-day event begins with registration at 7 AM and concludes at 3 PM. Planned as a way to help parents support their children’s education, this event offers parents training and information to help them “become leaders and advocates for their child's learning, and for school and community improvement.“

The theme of this year’s Parent University is “Together We Can Grow, Achieve, and Empower Excellence for Every Student.”

Planners of this event expect an attendance of 800 for this free event for parents who preregistered. Those who attend will be able to choose from 27 workshops on a wide range of topics: learning about Common Core, how to discipline and communicate positively, the ways parenting affects a child’s long-term health and behavior, positive role modeling, how to help a child avoid the traps of human trafficking, financial aid, what parents need to know about IEPs, and more. Additionally, participants can visit the booths of vendors and learn about products to help their children. The day concludes with demonstrations by students and drawings for door prizes.

Parent University is made possible by these contributors: Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, Trevecca Nazarene University, United Health Care, YMCA School Age Services, Nashville Public Library, Metropolitan Transit Authority, Academy Sports and Outdoors, C.R.I.T., Center for Refugees + Immigrants of Tennessee, Nashville  N.I.C.E., Nashville International Center for Empowerment, and Alignment Nashville.

Parent University is a program designed to help parents in supporting their child's education. The program affords a unique opportunity for parents, schools, and community to become jointly involved in education. Parent University program provides training, information, and resources to parents and caregivers that will aid parents in their essential responsibility for influencing children's lives. The focus of our program is based on Epstein's Framework on Involvement. These areas support and empower parents to become leaders and advocates for their child's learning, and for school and community improvement.