CORDELE, GA (WALB) - The Georgia Preparatory Academy at the Department of Juvenile Justice will hold parent workshops in Cordele.
The goal is to empower parents with the resources they need to help their children to stay on track to achieve high school graduation.
Parents can chime in with suggestions regarding new curriculum or the use of high tech tools the classrooms may consider using to advance learning.
Teachers as well as those coordinating the workshop say parents are a student's first teacher.
"Studies have shown that parent involvement is still the number one factor in that leads to academic achievement," said DJJ south region coordinator Gail Smith.
"It's to know that they are important, that they have a voice that matters," said Crisp Youth Detention Center teacher Consuela Woodson. "It not only helps the staff, teachers and the community, but it helps their child as well."
All parents of students attending any school within the Juvenile Justice School System are invited to attend.
The event will take place Saturday at 10 AM at the Crisp Regional Youth Detention Center. For more information contact the Office of the Department of Juvenile Justice at 404-272-6008