Family is the most important factor influencing the lives of children. Purdue Bound students are more likely to focus on academics and attend college if their families are strong, supportive, and nurturing. The Parents Program is an asset based, parenting education program that provides information about creating supportive environments that enable children to thrive. The most accurate predictor of a child’s success in school is the degree to which their parents are involved in their education. Meetings are held twice a semester to provide parents with skills to understand students’ academic needs, including adolescent development, financial management, and effective ways to communicate with teachers and schools. Several parents have volunteered to answer questions for other parents of participating students regarding their experience from the program.


Parent Program Contacts

Mrs. Mary Davidsen

(Student attends Purdue University)
Parent Program Coordinator (the 0 in h0n is a zero)
day: 317 232-8530     cell: 317 690-9749


Mrs. Rowena Hawkins

(Students attend Shortridge)
cell: 317-847-0799


Mrs. Brenda Kidd

(Student attends Purdue University –Tech grad)


Mrs. Nishia Abdul-Aleem 

(Students attend Attucks, Purdue University)


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