New parent series teaches readiness for tomorrow

A new parent engagement series will provide comprehensive community topics and education to ensure parents are ready for tomorrow's challenges.

The Future Ready Parent series will consist of classes and seminars throughout the 2018-19 school year that provides the community with relevant topics affecting today’s youth. Registration for each class is required.

Upcoming classes include:

  • What Every Parent Needs to Know with presenter Bob Leece, student assistance coordinator at Buffalo Grove High School, on Tuesdays from September 11 through October 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Buffalo Grove High School
  • 5 Things Great Students & Parents Do and The Growth Mindset with presenter Patrick Donohue, an author and certified coach, on Monday, September 24 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Forest View Educational Center
  • Vaping: What Parents Need To Know with presenter Dr. Aaron Weiner,  PhD and Director of Addictions at Linden Oaks Behavioral Health, on Wednesday, October 17 from 7 to 8 p.m. at John Hersey High School
  • Successful Parenting – Raising Independent Children into Adulthood with presenter Jacqueline A. Rhew, author and clinical consultant and liaison for Amita Health, Wednesday, November 14 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Forest View Educational Center
  • Behavioral Health & Your Teenager with presenter Cathreen Fay, MSN RN, Clinical Nursing Transformation Leader Behavioral Health at Northwest Community Healthcare, on Monday, December 3 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Forest View Educational Center

The What Every Parent Needs to Know courses with Bob Leece collectively cost $30 per person and are payable via cash or check on the first night of class. To register, contact Paula Volpe at

The remaining Future Ready Parent courses are free. To register or learn more, call 847-718-7700 or visit

This series is sponsored by District 214 Community Education and District 214’s Professional Learning and Student Services Department. Various classes are presented in partnership with the Link Together Coalition, Amita Health and the District 214 Education Foundation.

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