Glenbard District 87 Receives Grant to Continue Parent Program

The Cerbin Goodman Center has provided the school district with a renewal grant to allow it to continue its nationally recognized parenting program.

Glenbard District 87’s parent series held through the four Glenbard high schools has been honored with a renewal grant from the Cebrin Goodman Center.

The grant funding will be used to fund the monthly Glenbard Parent Series — Navigating Healthy Parenting, which has received national recognition.

The Cerbin Goodman Center, an affiliate of the Lillian and Larry Goodman Foundation, an organization that supports Chicago area organizations that address hunger issues and promote drug prevention, made the grant. The Cerbin Goodman Center is committed to helping young people fulfill their potential as healthy, happy, substance abuse-free members of society, according to a news release from .

“Effective prevention efforts are crucial components in the fight to protect future generations from the false promises and seduction of the drug culture,” the news release said.  

The first parent program for the 2012-13 school year will feature the award-winning documentary Bully with host Lee Hirsch, the film’s writer, director and producer. The program will be presented Aug. 22 at 7 p.m., in the auditorium at Glenbard East, 1014 S. Main St. in Lombard.

This workshop will include a pre-program get acquainted coffee at 6:30 p.m. in the foyer outside the Glenbard East auditorium.  The district invites parents for the welcome event, which will give attendees the opportunity to meet and greet David Larson, the new Glenbard District 87 superintendent.   

All GPS evening programs begin at 7 p.m.; however, there also will be several daytime offerings during the school year. Check the GPS schedule. GPS information appears on the Glenbard District 87 website under the “Parent” tab at the top of the home page. GPS programs are free and open to all, and there is no advance registration required.  The Cooperative Association for Special Education (CASE) also is a major partner in the Glenbard Parent Series.

Dr. Bonnie Berryman-Gilliam July 25, 2012 at 04:12 PM
Good news isn't always easy to find but this is great news. Congratulations to all involved in the application process. May the families involved in the program learn skills needed for healthy minds, bodies ans spirits. Without good health all else is less enjoyable. Our kids deserve to learn these habits early. How else can they learn at their best?


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