Empowerment Conference Offers Resources for Parents

OGDEN, Utah – Weber State University, in partnership with Ogden School District and other community partners, will sponsor the Northern Utah Family Empowerment Conference 2010 on March 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Highland Junior High School (325 Gramercy Ave., Ogden).

The conference is designed to provide resources and support for parents of diverse students, including those from under-represented and minority populations.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Today’s Trends, Tomorrow’s Opportunities.” The event will provide information on financial aid, community resources, education access programs, parental resources and immigration information.

Break-out sessions will address tips for improving parent-school relationships, cultural enrichment and educational opportunities for adults.

The keynote address will be delivered by Manuel Escamilla, director of BUENO Equity Assistance Center, Region VIII, housed at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Escamilla’s presentation “Knowledge, Tools and Resources Needed to Succeed Academically, Professionally, and in Life!” will be held at noon in the school cafeteria.

The free conference is open to anyone who would like to attend. Organizers are expecting more than 500 parents to attend. Free childcare will be provided.

To register, visit ogdensd.org/NUFE_conf or call 801-626-7006.

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Forrest Crawford, NUFE conference committee chair
801-626-7420 • fcrawford@weber.edu
John Kowalewski, director of Media Relations
801-626-7212 • jkowalewski@weber.edu