GREENSBORO, N.C. -- It's all about giving our children the resources they need to succeed in the classroom and beyond. A free event on Saturday, November 9, 2013 will get you started.
Eric Hines, Director of Equity & Inclusion for Guilford County Schools and Lindsay Whitley, Director of Guilford Parent Academy joined WFMY News 2's Tracey McCain on the Good Morning Show to talk about the event.
According to Guilford County Schools, African-American males make up almost 21% of students, but account for 48.4% of students who receive classroom discipline referrals. In 2013, GCS had a record-breaking year with 86.2% of students graduating on time, but only 78.4% of African-American males graduated on time.
The free workshop for parents, grandparents and other community members who want to be involved is on Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. to Noon.
At the workshop, parents can learn more about eligibility for AP/Honors enrollment, how to recognize academically giftedness, sports eligibility, service-learning benefits, accessing cumulative records and the basics of education at all levels: elementary, middle and high school.
A light breakfast will be served and thanks to support from community partners, one lucky participant will receive a free iPad mini. The workshop is part of the district's Achieving Educational Excellence for African-American Male Students initiative.
The event will be held at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Greensboro. They're encouraging you to register first, but walk-ins are also welcome. To learn more about the event or to sign up, click here. You can also call 336-279-4924.
WFMY News 2