IWU to host first annual Parent University

Indiana Wesleyan University will host the first annual Parent University on Saturday, Nov. 5 in partnership with Indiana University Kokomo, Project Leadership, Afena Federal Credit Union and Marion Community Schools. The event is designed for parents of middle and high school students who want to help their children explore what their path to college might look like. 

Parent University will feature a series of interactive workshops that will aid parents in navigating common college-related questions. Workshops will address key topics such as admissions, financial aid, academic preparation and parenting a college student.

“In our work, we value addressing barriers that stand in the way of equity in education and access to it,” said Carolina Forman, coordinator of Pre-College Programming. “We believe that our schools and communities are enriched by the experiences and different backgrounds that all students bring with them. Because parents are so important to the journey a child takes to study, we want to be there to support them as they help their child reach their goals. 

The event is free of charge and will be held in the Barnes Student Center on IWU’s residential campus from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. A complimentary breakfast will be served before the event at 8:30 a.m. Lunch will also be provided.

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Marion, IN 46953