Parents Achieve Success

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, 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.

The following workshops will be offered on the Monroe Campus, in Room 159, from 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Tuesday, April 1. The Daycare Dilemma and Help! Is My Child Normal? Learn how to choose a childcare provider and get education on child developmental milestones from birth to age five.

Tuesday, April 29. The Balancing Act and You Matter! Learn the important of balance between life, school, and work and how to obtain it as well as the important of self-care and stress reduction.

Participants will have the opportunity to network with other college parents, enter a gift card raffle and enjoy free refreshments at each workshop.

Free child care for children ages 2-6 will be provided. Email pasnowncc@gmail to reserve your child's spot.




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