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Parent University sessions start Saturday
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Parent University-Effingham has completed plans for its 2015 and 2016 sessions.

The first session will be held Saturday. Registration begins at 8a.m. Breakfast will be served starting at 8:35 a.m. Lunch will be served at the end of the session. Door prizes will be given during lunch.

A graduation ceremony for parents who met all graduation criteria by earning credits while attending 2014 and 2015 sessions will be held during the general session at 9 a.m.

Parent University-Effingham’s mission is to educate, inspire and empower parents to meet the needs of their children by becoming their first and most important teacher. Even though Parent University’s main focus is to provide information for parents, there are learning opportunities for everyone.

A few of the sessions are:

• “Graduation – is your child on track?”

• “Financial future of the family” — funding a child’s college education and more

• Reading is the key to everything – making sure “every child is ready to read”

• “Reality disciple”

• CPR certification

• “Juggling the demands of life”

• Monitor your child’s process in school through “Google Apps for Education”

• Preparing students for jobs and careers

• And much more

Parent University’s Kidz Academy and Youth Leadership classes provide age appropriate information for children ages 4-17. Each child will receive a free book.

Vendors interested in setting up a display during this event to provide informative and educational material to attendees may call Parent University-Effingham at (912) 661-5290.

The 2015 and 2016 sessions are Saturday; Feb. 6, 2016; and April16, 2016.

Parent University-Effingham is a free for all parents or caregivers of children enrolled in Effingham County schools and schools in the surrounding counties. Concerned members of the community are welcome to attend. This is a collaborative effort of Springfield Central High School Association, Inc. and Effingham County Board of Education. Sponsors are community agencies, area businesses, churches, social and civic organizations and private citizens.