The school year is wrapping up, but the Nashville Rise team and parents want to help other parents get prepared for August 2017.
What is Nashville Rise, again? Formed in May 2016, Nashville Rise is a parent organization that “informs, empowers, and engages all parents to elevate their voices around increasing access to high-quality educational options.” The Nashville Rise team works across Nashville to find parents who are interested in learning how they can become stronger advocates for their children’s educations.
In April, the Nashville Rise team kicked off its series of parent empowerment sessions. The sessions were met with great interest and enthusiasm, but the team isn’t stopping there! They are looking for new parents who are interested in attending one (or all!) of the parent empowerment sessions. For this reason, they are hitting the pavement to spread the word: A parent empowerment session is coming to a location near you.
What is a parent empowerment session? Each parent empowerment session has an unique focus that was selected based on parent interests, needs and challenges. From communicating more effectively with your child’s teacher to understanding how your child’s behavioral and learning styles are connected, there is something for every parent.
What does a typical session look like? Each session starts with a brief overview of Nashville Rise, its mission, and the core values that drive its daily work. Then the organizer leading the session will dive into the day’s topic. Throughout the session, parents have the chance to listen, practice new skills and ask questions. By the time the session wraps up, parents will have next steps and tools they need to implement lessons learned!
Why should you attend a parent empowerment session? These two hour sessions not only provide parents with information essential to their children’s success at school; they also equip parents with concrete tools that can be put in place the very next day. Parents leave the sessions with information, tools and confidence to take on challenges.
Where are these parent empowerment sessions held? The Nashville Rise team holds these sessions across Nashville at various schools, organizations, churches and community centers. You can find short recaps on recent sessions on Nashville Rise’s Parents In Action page.
Remember: No matter what part of the city you live in, Nashville Rise wants to offer a parent empowerment session at your organization, school, church or community center! To learn more about the specific sessions, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.