EDUCATION - INSPIRATION - SUPPORT
The University for Parents is the newest program of the National CARES Mentoring Movement, founded by Susan L. Taylor, former editor in chief of Essence Magazine.
Its mission is to empower low wealth parents through education, inspiration and support. Guided by Susan’s vision and the National CARES Mentoring Movement’s work to galvanize under resourced communities so that they can support the most vulnerable children in our country, children living along the margins, the University for Parents’ curriculum focuses on helping parent-learners strengthen their self-esteem, personal relationships, build parenting skills and inspire self-confidence and a love for learning. With these and other wrap-around supports provided by committed partnering organizations, we offer parents the workforce-readiness skills training and social-emotional under girding so that they can overcome barriers to self-sufficiency, and be more empowered advocates for themselves and their children.