Parent University at the Lansing School District

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Parent University is a program designed to create a positive culture and predictable climate by collaborating with parents and providing parents personal enrichment courses that enhances effective interaction, strategies for how promote social, emotional and academic achievement, and connects parents to community resources.

Parent University will offer a number of classes in either a face to face or screen to screen format, with opportunities to learn strategies and techniques to assist with enhancing the relationship between you and your child, gain access to a large range of community resources, ask questions of the facilitators, establish relationships, and have a voice in decisions regarding your child’s social, emotional, and academic success. 

As parents, we see you as key stakeholders and recognize the need to remove any barriers that may potentially impact your ability to provide a solid foundation for the future of your child.

We will host workshops each month beginning in March from 5-6:30 on select Tuesday nights for the remainder of the 2021-22 school year.

Participants who successfully complete at least 5 classes through our Parent University will be invited to an end of the year Celebration of Completion in June to recognize their partnership with the Lansing School District.

The ultimate goal of our Parent University is to work collaboratively with parents in a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental  environment to establish the best possible outcomes for our students while strengthening the relationships between parents, students, and school staff.

April 19th

Parent Engagement 101: Bullying: Prevention & Intervention

This session has been postponed, it will be available later in the summer.

May 17th

Parent Engagement 101: Financial Literacy & Wellness

This session has been postponed, it will be available later in the summer.

June 7th

Parent Engagement 101: Healthy Families: Mind, Body & Soul

This session has been postponed, it will be available later in the summer.

Carla Smith

Project Director


Dr. Richard J. Halik Professional Development and Leadership Center
4200 Wainwright
Lansing, Michigan 48910
(517) 755-2800

Upcoming Class Schedule

11,500 Enrollment by 2025
85% Graduation Rate by 2025
90% Attendance by 2025