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YHS hosting first American Dream Academy meeting Thursday

The Arizona State University American Dream Academy (ADA) and Yuma High School are holding the first meeting of their partnership on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. in the Yuma High library.

The meeting will inform parents on ways they can make the difference in their child’s education and can successfully partner with Yuma High in helping their child graduate on time and prepare for college and career.

Thursday is the first of eight sessions entitled: “Be A Part of the American Dream” program open to all families with a student enrolled at Yuma High. The meeting free of charge.

Laura Corr, the facilitator from the ASU American Dream Academy, said, “You are your child’s first and most important teacher. When you become involved in your child’s education, you are making a difference in your child’s success. Help support him/her through school and help him/her realize the American Dream. Help them succeed.”

According to their website, the ADA program helps families gain the tools and confidence to join forces with schools and communities to make sure their children have successful academic careers and prepare for a university experience.