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SPLC Alabama State Office, Marshall County NAACP hosting parental training in Guntersville

The training will focus on parents’ strengths when engaging in their children’s education.

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The Alabama State Office (ALSO), a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), and the Marshall County Alabama NAACP Branch are excited to announce that registration is open for its Parental Advocacy Training. 

The training will take place on Thursday evening (6-8 p.m.) at the Guntersville Public Library auditorium. 

This series aims to involve families as active partners in their children’s education while emphasizing strategies that leverage parents’ diverse knowledge, strengths, and perspectives. The workshops will cover various topics such as using inclusive and empowering language to advocate for your child, confronting stereotypes and biases within the school system, creating supportive networks that prioritize parental well-being, and more. 

Joy Masha, M.Ed., who specializes in transformative development for equitable parent and family engagement, will facilitate the sessions.

“This Parental Advocacy Training is a great opportunity to bridge the gap between parents and the school system. It empowers parents to advocate for their children and actively engage in the educational process,” says Lavanna Snead, the Marshall County NAACP’s Education Committee co-chair. “Our goal is to ensure all students access to a fair and high-quality education while strengthening parental influence in our communities.”

To register, click here.

Josh Moon is an investigative reporter and featured columnist at the Alabama Political Reporter with years of political reporting experience in Alabama. You can email him at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter.

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