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Hundreds of parents expected at first regional Parent Forum this weekend

SEATTLE/SOUTH KING COUNTY – Nearly a thousand people are expected at the Road Map Region Parent Forum, a free event that will provide the information parents need to help their children do well in school – from cradle to college and career. Parents attending the event can expect to better understand school systems, get information on academic requirements and build stronger relationships with schools. Research shows these factors are critical for student academic success.

Road Map Region Parent Forum

Saturday, April 20
Foster High School

4242 S. 144th St., Tukwila, WA 98168

 Registration opens at 9 a.m. | Welcome begins at 10 a.m. | Workshops run until 3 p.m.

Resource Fair is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 The Parent Forum will give parents access to a variety of practical resources, such as access to health care and screenings, job training and low-cost cable/internet options. Parents will also be able to learn from incredible experts in early brain development, see robotics in action and experience Radio Disney’s STEM-A-PALOOZA. This is a first-of-its-kind regional event and is not to be missed.

The Parent Forum will feature workshops, prizes, an interactive Resource Fair and inspirational speakers. The event is free and open to families. Interpretation services are available to those who register in advance. Breakfast and lunch will be provided and bus pick-up/drop-off hubs have been established in the Seattle, Kent, Highline and Federal Way areas. Please visit the Parent Forum web page to learn more and register.

The Parent Forum is being hosted by the Road Map Project, a community-wide effort to dramatically improve education results in South King County and South Seattle. Road Map Project partners, including nonprofit organizations, public health and housing agencies, school districts and parents, collaborated and co-designed the forum to address needs identified by parents.

The workshops will span many topics, including the exploration of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), understanding the school system, the importance of early learning, preparing for college and advocating for children with special needs.

For more information, please visit the Parent Forum web page by clicking here.

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About the Road Map Project
The Road Map Project is a community-wide effort aimed at dramatically improving student achievement from cradle to college and career in South King County and South Seattle. The project builds off the belief that collective effort is necessary to make large-scale change and has created a common goal and shared vision in order to facilitate coordinated action, both inside and outside schools. The Road Map Project is supported by the Community Center for Education Results. For more information, please visit roadmapproject.org