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Community Night Supports: Parent University

  • Bluebird Barbecue 317 Riverside Avenue Burlington, VT, 05401 United States (map)

On Wednesday 7/26/17, Bluebird Barbecue will be donating 10% of the entire evening’s sales to the Burlington School District's Parent University Program. 

Support Parent University by booking your table or scheduling take-out at Bluebird Barbecue on Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

The Burlington School District Parent University program works closely with community partners to provide classes to parents that enrich, engage, and empower them as equal partners in the education and well-being of their children. 

The program was is designed and facilitated by a collaborative management team comprised of Burlington School District employees and community partners who share a common vision for our community; including the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program, Champlain Valley Office of Economics Opportunities, Spectrum Youth and Family services, Vermont SafetyNet, UVM Extension Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program and Prevent Child Abuse Vermont. 

The program positively impacts our community’s parents not only by teaching valuable skills and knowledge that will benefit both parents and children (i.e. parenting skills, budgeting, finding employment), but also by promoting an inclusive culture, helping participants to feel welcome and valued in their school community, which is crucial in empowering them to become a partner in their children’s education.