Once your child is established in elementary school, it’s important to start planning ahead, before all the changes and challenges that come with the transition to middle school. Even if you have your hands full right now, there are free resources and helpful people available to assist you in getting through today’s concerns so that you can begin planning for the future.
Making Connections, Creating Opportunities
Making connections for yourself is the most important step you can take toward creating opportunities for your child. Parent to Parent (P2P) will connect you with a parent who has experienced the same struggles you’re going through right now. P2P also offers free workshops, trainings and one-on-one help in navigating complex systems.
Resolving Issues with Schools
The Office of the Education Ombudsman (OEO) resolves complaints, disputes, and problems between families public schools. The OEO is independent of the public school system and provides an alternative to costly lawsuits and administrative hearings. Partnerships for Action, Voices for Empowerment (PAVE) also provides information and assistance with school-related issues and other areas of your child’s life.