Local educators, city employees and community leaders are partnering together to host a workshop that aims to provide parents with resources and information to help them become an integral part of their child’s education.
The workshop, is free and will take place at the Stanton Community Center Friday from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.
The event, called “How To Get Involved In Your Child’s Education,” is hosted by Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS), along with the Clay Street Learning Center, We Care and Friends and the Annapolis Recreation and Parks Department.
Topics being discussed include how to help your child get good grades, the Kids at Hope program and the school system’s Parent Connect Page, among other things, according to an AACPS news release.
Wiley H. Bates Middle School principal Diane Bragdon, Annapolis Elementary School principal Sue Myers and AACPS resource teacher Debbie Ray will be among the presenters at the event.
The event will also feature key leaders in the community, including George “Lassie” Belt of the Stanton Community Center and Larry Griffin of We Care and Friends to talk about different programs at the center.
The Baltimore Sun recently talked to Belt, who the kids call “Mr. Lassie,” about the After School Homework Club at the center, his years helping children there and the workshop he helped organize.
A lot of people don't understand the importance of education," Belt told The Sun. "We will be stressing the need for early education and giving children the fundamentals so they can move on."
Last year, Patch talked to Larry Griffin about how his past struggles led him to help others through his organization, We Care and Friends, which he runs out of an office at the Stanton Community Center.