by Myra Saturen
January 30, 2014
Three students at Northampton Community College (NCC) have received a national grant to create and implement a series of workshops at the College.
Dalairis Amaro, a communications studies major and president of the Hispanic American Cultural Club at Northampton Community College, learned of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Campus Action Project grant through her membership as an AAUW student affiliate. Interested in women's rights and equality, she recruited two of her fellow students, Deidra Lamont, vice president of NCC's Phi Theta Kappa honor society, and Taylor Harrigan, president of NCC's Pan African Caucus, to work with her on the project. The students were assisted by Tracey Johnson, grants specialist at NCC. Together, they have created a series of workshops, Parents Achieve Success, intended to help student parents overcome barriers to academic success.
The following workshops will be offered on Main Campus, in the Student Life Zone from 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
•Thursday, February 6. The Daycare Dilemma: Learn how to choose a provider, get tips on building relationships with caregivers and receive information on resources available.
•Thursday, March 6. Help! Is My Child Normal? Get educated on child developmental milestones, from birth to age five; what to do if one's child is not meeting milestones; and how to guide a child through early developmental stages.
•Thursday, April 3. The Balancing Act. Life, school, work balance and how to obtain it.
•Thursday, April 24. You Matter! Understand the importance of self-care for the health of the family unit, explore the origins of stress and learn some free and easy ways to reduce stress.
Participants will have the opportunity to network with other college parents, enter a gift card raffle and enjoy free refreshments at each workshop. Students who attend all the workshops will be eligible to enter a raffle to win an IPAD Mini or a Nexus 7 Tablet.
Free child care will be provided.
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