Summit to Help Parents Tap Technology, Read LEAP Scores
- June 1, 2009
A host of Metro Baton Rouge area sponsors will join forces to present “Tapping into Technology”, a community summit for parents, students and educators. This interactive event will be held 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 13, at the Bonne Carre Business Center, located at 7337 Florida Boulevard. It is free and open to the public.
The focus of this Baton Rouge Parent University event, organized by the East Baton Rouge Parish School System and the YWCA as a collaboration, is exposure to professions in emerging technologies and Internet and social networking safety. Break-out sessions include:
Pathways to Professions in Film and Digital Media Internet & Social Networking Safety How to Obtain and Manage an E-mail Account Introduction to Assistive Technologies In addition, parents are encouraged to bring their child’s LEAP, iLEAP or GEE testing results. Staff members of Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge will assist parents with interpreting their child’s test scores.
Nerjyzed Entertainment Inc., a homegrown video gaming company, will showcase BCFx the Doug Williams Edition, a “cultural lifestyle” entertainment video experience that puts you in the heart of the pageantry and excitement of Black College Football.
“This is a great opportunity to expose parents, students and educators to the realization that there is more to the video gaming industry than just playing the games, “said Deborah Jones, YWCA program director. “The industry offers rewarding careers requiring a wide array of skill sets and education, leading to opportunities for work as artists, illustrators, computer programmers and marketing professionals, among others. With the emergence of companies like Nerjyzed right here in Baton Rouge, parents and educators can now prepare our students for careers that don’t necessarily require them to leave Louisiana.”
Sponsors for this free event include: The YWCA Center for Family Empowerment, the East Baton Rouge Parish School System, Career Builders of Louisiana, Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge, The Academic Distinction Fund, Bonne Carre Business Center, Nerjyzed Entertainment, the Louisiana Department of Social Services, Baton Rouge Early Risers Kiwanis Club and The Community School for Apprenticeship Learning.
In addition to valuable information, free childcare, food and beverages will be provided. Vendor space is available for a nominal fee of $35.
Baton Rouge Parent University is a program designed to empower families to break the cycle of poverty and under education by weaving family literacy and school/community engagement into a seamless stream. It is funded in part by the Louisiana Department of Social Services TANF Community Response Initiative
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