the agentic parent: photo of parents with their child

March 26, 2024 - May 7, 2024

1200 O'brien Drive, Menlo Park

Hybrid Program (online, and in person)

Tuesdays 6-7:30PM

$99 Registration

Scholarships available!

Learn to Empower your children


Welcome to "The Agentic Parent" workshop – a special journey designed for parents of marginalized backgrounds, where you'll learn how to be a strong supporter of your child's education. Led by the knowledgeable Dr. Silindra McRay, this six-week program will help you become a more active and confident parent through your childs education. Are you ready to discover your powers as a parent?

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Program Overview

Spanning six weeks from February 20 to March 26, this program will be held in RM 54 at 1200 O'Brien Drive, Menlo Park in the JobTrain building. Sessions will take place in person every Tuesday from 6 - 7:30 p.m. Together, we'll explore what it means to be a strong parent, understand your child better, and learn how to advocate for them throughout their education journey. You'll learn important skills, like knowing your rights, talking with other parents, and finding solutions to challenges. By the end of the program you'll be equipped to critically analyze the education system and advocate for the best learning environment for your child.


Skills Checklist

Parents will be confident with the following skills after completing this workshop:

Speaking Up for Your Child: Learn how to talk to teachers, administrators, and others to advocate for your child.
Talking and Listening: Improve your communication skills with teachers and other parents.
Working Together: Leverage the power of collaboration with other parents as a valuable resource.
Solving Problems: Identify and implement effective problem-solving strategies for your child's benefit.
Understanding Different Cultures: Understand and promote inclusive learning environments that reflect diversity and cultural responsiveness.
Finding Help: Gain the ability to access resources supporting children with various needs, from trauma to medical fragility.
Knowing Yourself: Understand your own values and how they affect your child's education.
Thinking About Your Childs School: Look at how schools in California work and see how we can make them better.
Family Power: Discover the strength your family brings to help your child succeed.
Being Involved: Actively participate in your child's learning by planning conversations that bridge the gap between school and home.


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