November 2, 2010
Halton District School Board officials are very pleased with the conclusion of the recent Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) conference.
On Saturday, October 23, the Halton District School Board’s PIC hosted a free one-day workshop for parents and community members at Milton District High School.
The day began with a keynote address from Louise Kent of the humanitarian Me to We program, started by Free The Children founders Craig and Marc Kielburger. Through her stories, Kent took parents and educators on a journey of how to help nurture children who will care and contribute, explore youth leadership and assist parents to help their children find their own place in the world.
Twenty additional workshops were held at the school, with topics ranging from bullying and collaborative problem solving to health awareness and equity and diversity.
Yaw Obeng, a Board Superintendent of Education, says the event was “fantastic,” adding the “inspirational” speech from Kent set the tone for an enjoyable day.
“We had parents and community from all parts of Halton. Many of the workshops had standing room only due to the interest by parents,” he says. “Parents remarked how well organized the conference was.”