Delaware organizations prep parents and children for the new school year

 (Courtesy of Dr. Donald Morton)

(Courtesy of Dr. Donald Morton)

Some local organizations surprised some Wilmington children with loads of school supplies over the weekend.

As the school year fast approaches, The Complexities of Color Coalition and Tabernacle Community Development Corporation partnered up on Saturday to give away approximately 500 book bags and school supplies to make sure students sure get off to a great start. They called the event “School Daze 2015”.

In addition community leaders came together to introduce “Parent School” and teach at least 100 parents how to become more actively engaged in their child’s education. Parents walked away with a one day certificate after learning some important techniques to keep their children on the right track.

“We wanted to find a way to empower parents to be involved in their child’s education. We wanted to intentionally remove some of the emotional, social and systemic impediments that keep urban parents from actively being involved,” said Dr. Donald Morton of Complexities of Color.

According to Dr. Morton, it’s important for every child to be prepared for school with a parent who is very engaged because it creates a greater chance to succeed in school. That’s part of the reason why organizers plan to make “School Daze ’15” an annual event.

“We are further developing the curriculum so we can expand its local and national reach,” Morton said.

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