Parent University Family Conference Welcomes SCSD Parents

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Syracuse City School District’s Parent University recently hosted its biannual Family Conference event, featuring keynote speaker Byron V. Garrett, author of The ABCs of Life.
Family Conference events are intended to inform, involve and empower families of students in the SCSD to become full partners in their children’s education by adding to their existing skills and giving them opportunities for continued growth and development.
Attendees had the opportunity to take part in two sessions of workshops. Topics of discussion included helpful hints to make reading fun for children, Common Core Math Help, Code of Conduct information sessions, yoga, legal consultations and more. Mr. Garrett spoke about the importance of parents in the education of young males and the challenges facing young black males in education.
Maker Hall Fair was open throughout the program to occupy children with fun science and technology activities while parents attended workshop sessions, and refreshments, giveaways and a book signing were also offered.
Upcoming Parent University events can be found on the department’s website,

To view a Flickr gallery of photos from the event, please click here. >>>