Hundreds of Parents Graduate from Parent University

April 17, 2019 - Hundreds of parents, students and family members came together in the Harvey Auditorium at Bakersfield High School for this year’s Parent University Graduation.  The event, hosted by the Family and Community Engagement (FACE) department at Bakersfield City School District, honors and recognizes parents that attended and completed their yearly Parent University Program.

The ceremony featured several guest speakers, including BCSD Superintendent Doc Ervin, Bakersfield Police Chief Lyle Martin, and Andres Lara aka “The Cuban Guy” who was a featured speaker at the Parent University monthly sessions throughout the year.

Angelica Muro, a BCSD parent whose children attend Longfellow Elementary and Washington Middle School, said, “Parent University is important because I was able to learn how to help my kids.  With things changing, it’s important to obtain knowledge so we can succeed as parents, and help our children succeed as well.”

Cassandra Slain, BCSD parent with a student at Owens Intermediate, said, “I am very excited for today’s graduation, and I am also grateful for all that the district does to put on events like this so we can celebrate and feel good about our accomplishments.”

This year, more than 400 parents graduated from Parent University, making it the largest graduating class in the programs history.  Each graduate was recognized during the ceremony, and received a certificate of completion for their accomplishments.

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