Hispanic/Latino Parent Academy Information

Hispanic/Latino Parent Academy Shares Important Information With Community
Posted on 12/10/2019
Parents in a classroom

The School District of Palm Beach County’s Office of African, African American, Latino, Holocaust, and Gender Studies recently held the Hispanic/Latino Parent Academy at Forest Hill Community High School. 


The event was designed to provide Hispanic/Latino parents with valuable information on how to effectively advocate for their children, and gain access to programs and initiatives that are beneficial to their child's education and well-being. Several District Hispanic/Latino teachers and administrators led educational presentations.


More than 250 parents were in attendance, participating in several informative breakout sessions. Dozens of sponsors and representatives from colleges and universities were also on hand.  


“Parents were able to learn how to help their child succeed academically, reach higher education goals, and become career-ready,” said Patricia Trejo, an Administrative Program Planner in the District. Trejo works to ensure District compliance with the Florida State Statute highlighting the importance of learning about Hispanic contributions to the United States.


Student performers provided entertainment for attendees during the event’s lunch break, including the Forest Hill High School Chorus, dancers from Palm Beach Central High School, and District students who perform with the Flamingo Soul Academy. Students from various District schools who are part of the Latinos In Action organization were instrumental in making the Academy a success.


“This was a great example of Hispanics contributing to our community, and our students and staff providing an important service” Trejo said. “Not only did they help parents gain educational knowledge on how to support their child academically, but they also provided inspiration, motivation, and empowerment.”


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