Parent University began in 2015 as part of the Learning Community of Douglas and Sarpy Counties. In July 2020, Project Harmony became the managing partner. Rooted in research from the Aspen Institute, Parent University is a comprehensive, two-generational family engagement program; it focuses on the whole family by simultaneously addressing the needs of both children and the adults in their lives.
With guidance and support from a personal coach, parents may attend courses in four majors:
- Parenting: Parents learn ways to support child development and learning in courses that strengthen the parent-child bond
- Life Skills and Wellness: Family self-sufficiency is enhanced with courses in adult basic education, ESL, and finance/employment skills.
- School Success: These courses focus on helping parents become full partners in their child’s education.
- Leadership: Parents are empowered to take active roles in their child’s school and in the community.
While parents attend courses, Parent University offers year-round child enrichment activities for their children. The Omaha Public Library also provides library services onsite for children and parents.
Call 402.505.4301 to learn more or to enroll in Parent University.
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