The Concilio provides Uplift Triumph free parent education courses

Concilio at TriumphThis month marked the beginning of a nine-week series of parent engagement courses for parents at Uplift Triumph provided by The Concilio.  Thanks to a generous funder, The Concilio received a grant that allowed them to provide the programs to the school of their choice at no cost.

Parents Advocating for Student Excellence (PASE) is a nine-week program held in English and Spanish with morning and evening sessions, so parents have more options to fit their schedules. This parent engagement curriculum teaches them how to be the first teacher in their child’s life and how to place a priority on educational attainment and higher education. Parents meet once a week for the lessons and practice using them through activities in class and homework.

“We are incredibly fortunate to have The Concilio as a partner in our founding year.  With The Concilio’s support we are able to provide families with seminars in English and Spanish that give parents explicit strategies for managing their child’s behavior, building self-esteem, promoting reading at home, and understanding the education system,” said Uplift Triumph Director Christine Denison.

When the program ends, parents participate in a graduation ceremony where they will receive a certificate of completion for their commitment to their children’s education. This reinforcement and support at home by parents has been proven to increase academic success in students.

The Concilio first hosted PASE courses with Uplift Education at Uplift Williams in 2012 and felt that Uplift Triumph families would be a natural fit for the program.

“We’ve experienced first-hand how committed Uplift Triumph Preparatory is to their parents and students.  Christine Denison and her team opened the doors of the school to us and made us feel right at home.  We believe Triumph parents love and want the best for their students, and we are honored to partner with Triumph and Uplift to empower families to prioritize education,” said Tara Dunn, director of education at The Concilio.

The parents will graduate from the program on May 12 at Uplift Triumph at 5:00 pm. All are welcome to attend the ceremony and congratulate these dedicated parents.

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