Parents who participate in the ENCORE PASOS Program learn how to create a positive and lasting educational environment at home using a number of proven academic success tools: dedicating a home study location and time of day for homework; creating ongoing dialogue with their children surrounding their academic successes and challenges; and discussing children’s college expectations. Creating a bridge between home and school is also emphasized. Parents learn about how grades are used for college admittance; what classes are important and needed for children planning to attend college; how to navigate the school system, and other information vital to academic success of their children.
Classes are taught in English and Spanish by professional ENCORE PASOS facilitators, who are members of the communities they serve. The class series culminates in a parent group meeting with the school principal, followed by an ENCORE PASOS graduation ceremony. Parent graduation is a celebration that is typically very powerful to parents who may not have a formal education, and an opportunity for children to see their parents as graduates themselves.
Educate, Motivate and Prepare for Success!
Sessions are three hours long and held on Saturdays or evenings as determined by needs of the participants and facilities at the respective school districts.