UNION COUNTY, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced a series of free sessions titled “Helping your Child Succeed in School”, which are offered through Parents in Action.  The goal is to inspire parents to help their children build essential skills that lead to a fulfilling academic experience.

“The beginning of a new school year is the perfect time for parents to help their children establish productive habits that enable them to grow and thrive,” said Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen. “This course is designed to ensure that parents are familiar with some of the tools and techniques that have proven to be effective.”

The group meets every Tuesday from 6:00 to 7:30 PM, and continues through November 1st, at the Plainfield Family Success Center located at 209 Berckman Street in Plainfield.  The educational support group gives parents the opportunity to share feedback and provide support for one another.  The meetings are held in English and Spanish, and a light dinner for both parents and children is provided.

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On site child care is available during the group meeting times, and will be provided by Family Success Center staff.

The sessions and child care are both free but pre-registration is required.  To register online, visit the Division of Youth Services at ucnj.org/youth.

Parents in Action is a parent support group hosted by the Division of Youth Services of the Union County Department of Human Services. 

For more information call the Plainfield Family Success Center at 908-731-4272, or call the Youth Services Division at 908-558-2520.