College and Career Planning

Engaging Parents for a Student Pay-off:

Getting Families Involved in College and Career Planning


FORT WAYNE, IND –  Parents play a critical role in their child’s development and future success. However, as students progress through school, studies have found that parental involvement decreases dramatically. The Indiana Youth Institute is hosting a statewide training session for educators and youth workers on how to build relationships with parents that will set young people up for a successful transition from high school into college or a career path.


The seven-city tour will stop in Fort Wayne on Monday, May 15 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Region 8 Education Service Center of Northeast Indiana, 1027 West Rudisill Boulevard. This training is presented in partnership with the Regional Education Services Center.
Rachel González, director of school partnerships for California-based Families in Schools, will lead each session using the organization’s nationally recognized family engagement training program. Attendees will participate in a highly interactive and practical workshop, designed to provide them with new strategies to create meaningful partnerships with families that improve youth outcomes, specifically focusing on college and career planning.
The cost to attend each half-day session is $20 and includes CEUs and PGPs. Online registration is open at and will close on May 13. Onsite check-in begins 30 minutes before each session.


The Indiana Youth Institute promotes the healthy development of Indiana children and youth by serving the people, institutions, and communities that impact their well-being.



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Website: http://Region 8 Education Service Center of Northeast Indiana, 1027 West Rudisill Boulevard