Jefferson Co. parent summit set for Saturday


Along with the Jefferson County NAACP and the Arkansas Opportunity to Learn Campaign, Rural Community Alliance is sponsoring a Jefferson County Parent Summit to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Pine Hill Missionary Baptist Church Family Life Center, 2101 Reeker St.

The purpose of the summit is to help parents understand the importance of being involved in their children’s education and to explore effective ways to become engaged. Special speaker will be state Sen. Joyce Elliott. Elliott is a member of the Senate Education Committee, a former educator, and an acknowledged leader on education issues in the Arkansas Legislature.

There will also be breakout sessions where parents and students can participate in small group settings. The event is free to the public, and lunch will be served.

Details: Dorothy Singleton, 870-718-3836.