New parent series teaches readiness for tomorrow’s challenges

A new parent engagement series will provide comprehensive community topics and education to ensure parents are ready for tomorrow's challenges.

The Future Ready Parent series will consist of classes and seminars throughout the 2018-19 school year that provide the community with relevant topics affecting today’s youth. Registration for each class is required.

Upcoming classes include:

  • Understanding Teen Stress & Anxiety: How to Raise a Healthy, Confident & Successful Adult with presenter Jacqueline A. Rhew, LCPC, CADC, an author and clinical consultant and co-founder of the Center for Emotional Wellness and Successful Parenting, on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 – 7 to 8:30 p.m. at John Hersey High School. 
  • What Every Parent Needs to Know with  presenter Bob Leece, student assistance coordinator at Buffalo Grove High School, on Tuesdays , April 9 through May 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Buffalo Grove High SchoolThe What Every Parent Needs to Know courses with Bob Leece collectively cost $30 per person and are payable via cash or check on the first night of class. To register, contact Paula Volpe at
  • Making Good Choices: Underage Drinking – A Father’s Story, with Douglas Pettit, speaker and parent educator, on Monday, April 15, 2019, from 7 to 8 p.m. at Forest View Educational Center. 

To register or learn more, call 847-718-7700 or visit

This series is sponsored by District 214 Community Education and District 214’s Professional Learning and Student Services Department. Various classes are presented in partnership with the Link Together Coalition, Amita Health and the District 214 Education Foundation.