SUPPORTING YOUR KIDS' SUCCESS IN EDUCATION
A parent panel with decades of experience advocating for children in schools review ways to support kids’ academic achievement. Discussion includes examination of cultural expectations and how to engage with staff and teachers across different ages.
- Discuss cultural beliefs and expectations that impact parent engagement in schools.
- Learn ways to engage in your children’s schools to support their academic achievement from elementary, middle school, and high school.
- Discuss the challenges faced by young people as they transition to higher education.
Facilitator: Suni Tolton
- Suni Tolton studied sociology and criminology at the University of Utah and obtained a Master of Social Work from the University of Washington. After working in clinical, school, and community-based youth programs, she is now a senior grants and contracts specialist for the City of Seattle Human Services Department. She has volunteered for various community-based initiatives and is interested in acculturation, health, and immigrant/refugee issues. Suni grew up in Anchorage, Alaska and loves her two active boys, ages 5 and 7. Her ethnicity is Samoan and Chinese.