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 Annual conference targeted for parents with children in Grades K-12, and local school districts to obtain information and assistance in helping thier children to finish high school and go on to college.

2017 Parent Education Conference

Last Parent Education Conference was held October 8, 2016, Whittier High School , 7:30 A.M

Workshops include collage preperation, academic support, and parent engagement opportunities.  

   "Orgullo" Parent Education Conference/"Orgullo" Conferencia Bilingüe de Educación para Padres




Parent Education ConferenceTo combat the growing high school dropout rate, the conference gives parents the tools they need to help their children graduate from high school and receive their college diploma. The conference also exposes parents to college recruiters and helps them better understand school application and the financial aid process. HOT partners with local colleges and universities in the greater Whittier area to host the event.  Because of the community need and demand for this event, HOT has partnered with middle schools to bring the Parent Mini-Conference.

Workshops in which participants can attend at the annual conference and mini conference include:

  • What are the differences between the types of colleges and universities and what is the process for applying to college

  • What is the cost of a college education, and how do I finance my child’s education?

  • How Do I encourage and support my child once they are admitted?

  • Parent Leadership: How to be an advocate for my child’s education

  • Technology and Internet Access

  • Learning Reading with my Child

  • Learning Math with my Child

  • Improving your child’s education:  A guide for Latino parents

  • How can I keep my child from joining a gang or participating in gang activities

  • Children at risk to go to college

The Parent Education Conference was developed by Psychologist Pete Gomez in 1999 who realized that Hispanic students and their parents were not being informed about college. Pete is as educational psychologist who specialized in counseling Hispanics regarding the psychological issues of immigration.  He mobilized school districts, speakers, food providers under the HOT banner and held the first annual parent education in which 400 parents attended. Since then HOT gas continued to identify the needs of parents looking for guidance on how they can improve their children’s education and future.







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