Glenbard to host Hispanic Parent Leadership Academy on Nov. 3

Updated 10/23/2017 5:37 PM

The Glenbard Parent Series: (GPS) Navigating Healthy Families will present "In the Driver's Seat: A Hispanic Parent Leadership Academy in Spanish with Lourdes Ferrer" at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at Glenbard East High School.

Parental involvement is the leading indicator of student academic achievement. Empowering parents so they can play a significant role in their children's education is key in efforts to increase Hispanic students' academic achievement. Hispanic academic achievement and parental involvement specialist Ferrer will explain the competencies that parents demonstrate when they "sit in the driver's seat" of their children's education. Parents will learn how to increase students' college and career readiness so students can graduate college with the least amount of debt. Participants will better understand standardized test scores, the strategies to create a home environment that is conducive to their children's academic success, and how to best support their children.


This event will be held in the library/media center at Glenbard East, 1014 S. Main St. in Lombard. Babysitting will be provided.

GPS is generously sponsored by the Cebrin Goodman Center, Cooperative Association for Special Education (CASE), College of DuPage, DuPage Medical Group, Emmy Gaffey Foundation and Trust Company of Illinois.

For further information, visit or contact Gilda Ross, Glenbard District 87 student and community projects coordinator, at 630-942-7668 or at

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