“Mi Éxito, la Universidad”
Hispanic Education Parent Fair
An educational fair for Hispanic students and their parents
The Hispanic Education Parent Fair is an initiative of the NCSHP to promote and disseminate information on the benefits of formal and higher education among the Hispanic youth of North Carolina. This event is focused on reaching out to the parents of Hispanic Students in North Carolina in order to provide tem with the tools and information to help their kids through school and encourage them to pursue higher education.
This initiative is intended to create an event where Hispanic parents can learn about the educational system, higher education and how to become involved in their children’s education. It is important to send the message to stay in school to parents as well as students. Parents are the facilitators and potential driving force behind the motivation of students.
The Hispanic Education Parent Fair is intended for Hispanic parents, students, and children who are interested in how to better their life and their child’s life through education.
Parent Fair Objectives:
- Inform Hispanic parents of North Carolina of the importance of staying in school and the importance of a college education
- Equip Hispanic parents with the knowledge and tools necessary to navigate the NC School System and keep their child on the path to college
- Provide training and resources on household methods and practices that can be used to supplement student learning and therefore improve academic success
Session topics for the Fair include but are not limited to:
- How to help your child to read
- School policies (absences, suspensions, etc.)
- Type of Courses in High School and graduation requirements
- Persons available at schools to help your child (counselors, assistant principal, etc.)
- How to set up an e-mail account to have access to your children grades
- After-school activities
- How to read your child grades and GPA
- Gang awareness
“Mi Éxito, la Universidad” Fair 2016 Details
When: Saturday, November 5th, 2016
Where: North Carolina Central University, Alfonso Elder Student Union, 1801 Fayetteville Street, Durham
8:30am – Registration
9:30am – Welcome Address
10:00am- Concurrent Session 1
10:55am – Concurrent Session 2
11:45am- Visit Community Resources
12:15am- Concurrent Session 3
1:00pm – Closing remarks and Raffle
We are currently working on selecting the 2016 speakers and presentations; the following presentations are subject to change.
Panel Discussion on College Admission/Course Requirements (English) – This workshop will discuss admissions requirements for North Carolina Central University, Meredith College and Wake Technical Community College as well as highlight the differences between public, private and community college admissions processes.
Early and Middle College – How to Earn College Credit in High School (English) – This workshop will explain how you can earn college credit BEFORE you get to college.
Early College – Cómo obtener créditos universitarios en la Preparatoria (Español) – En este taller se explicará el programa “ Early College” y cómo usted puede obtener créditos universitarios antes de llegar a la universidad.
Como Navegar el Sistema Escolar (Español) – En este taller se explicará a los padres y alumnos cómo navegar el sistema escolar en Carolina del Norte, explicara a los padres a involucrarse en la educación de sus hijos y explicar cuáles son sus derechos dentro del sistema escolar.
Panel de Discusión sobre Admisión a la Universidad / Cursos Requeridos (Español) –
En este taller se discutirán los requisitos de admisión para la Universidad de Duke, la Universidad de Carolina del Norte y Durham Technical Community College, así como resaltar las diferencias entre los sectores públicos, privado y comunitario procesos de admisión a la universidad.
Financial Aid Options for College, including FAFSA (English) – This workshop will explain financial aid options for college, including FAFSA and scholarship options.
Opciones de ayuda financiera para la universidad, incluyendo FAFSA (Español) – En este taller se explicará las opciones de ayuda financiera para la universidad, incluyendo FAFSA y opciones de becas.
To be announced.