In the Boston Public Schools, Parent University exists to provide helpful services and curricula to parents.
Parent University is an opportunity for parents to sharpen their skills as they work in one of life's most important and demanding roles. Sessions focus on child development, what children are learning in schools, advocacy, parent leadership and effective parenting skills.
Launched in 2009, Parent University was established by the Boston Public Schools Office of Family and Student Engagement as the primary strategy to build the capacity of parents to be actively engaged in their children's education.
The goal of BPS Parent University is to "educate and empower parents as partners, advocates and lifelong teachers in their child's education through educational courses and leadership opportunities."
This applies to the this challenge as a model for engaging adults in financial literacy programming and services. By bringing people together in a safe, confidential setting, it can and often does encourage open sharing and collaboration.
For more information: http://www.bpsfamilies.org/parentuniversity