News Release| Parent Academy; Cal State L.A.

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Parent Academy at Cal State L.A. assists parents in understanding, participating in their children’s transition to higher education

Program proves popular among Latino families

 WHAT:             To assist the parents of first-time freshman students in understanding the often complex transition from high school to university life, California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) will host the Parent Academy on Dec. 7, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The first of three meetings that will take place during the current academic year, Parent Academy provides parents a better understanding of what their son or daughter are experiencing as they transition from high school to college and adjust to college life. They learn how to more effectively support their son or daughter in becoming successful college students, how their children can make the most of their college experience, and how to help finance their education.

Attending Parent Academy will also help de-mystify the university environment for parents and increase their comfort levels regarding their children’s educational possibilities and career choices. Many parents may also find that higher education offers them their own pathways toward personal, intellectual or professional development

Parent Academy will be offered in both English and Spanish.

WHEN:              Parent Academy will take place Saturday, Dec. 7, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. One session each will be held during the fall, winter and spring quarters in 2013-14, the program’s inaugural academic year.

WHERE:            Parent Academy will be held in the Golden Eagle Ballrooms on the CSULA campus. The university is located at the Eastern Avenue exit, San Bernardino (I-10) freeway, at the interchange of the 10 and 710 freeways. For a campus map and directions: www.calstatela.edu/univ/maps/.

CONTACTS:       Paul Browning at (323) 343-3044, or Margie Low at (323) 343-3050.

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