Parent University helps families explore skills to benefit their children

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) ----- The halls of Lincoln Middle School filled with parents instead of students so they could learn skills to benefit their child.

Vendors across the Rockford region gathered in the school gym to provide information for parents to succeed with their children.

People in attendance were able to choose three 45-minute breakout sessions to learn more ways to help their students and children do better in the classroom.

"Lincoln Middle School's goal is this is to, if we want to build better students we have to get the parents more involved in the school. The more involved they are in the school the better student we get, and the byproduct is a better community,” said community and parent liaison Brian Weavel.

"He told me they were offering the Parent University and the many resources that they had. I was actually pretty excited to take advantage and find out some more information and as he transitions to high school all the resources that I can get are going to be essential to his success," said Tiffany Scott.

Event coordinators say they hope to host more events like this in the future. Their goal is to improve the relationship between parent, student, teacher, and community.