On April 15, J.H. Gunn Elementary will partner with Parent University and Leadership Charlotte to host its second “Parents Supporting Parents” evening. This event will be held in the school, located at 7400 Harrisburg Road, Charlotte, NC 28215. The event will provide an opportunity for parents to meet and share ideas. This free, interactive workshop – from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. – will be offered in English and Spanish. Workshop topics will include Building Study Skills and Avoiding Homework Headaches, Effective Communication Between Home and School and Technology Tools for Parents. This program is being supported by a team of volunteers from Leadership Charlotte’s Class 31 and Parent University, as well as the schools parent’s advisor committee. Dinner, free childcare and door prizes will also be provided. The school’s Parent-Teacher Association will sign up new members at the event. This is the second year Leadership Charlotte has partnered with Parent University to support parent classes in targeted schools. Last year, Leadership Charlotte’s Class 30 supported nine Parent University sessions, which drew more than 1,200 participants. Leadership Charlotte members offered assistance with promotion, meals, incentives, child care, and more during these workshops. While parents are in Thursday’s workshop, children can receive help with homework from teachers, watch a movie or play games. Parent University, which began in 2008 as part of the district’s Strategic Plan 2010, is a community collaborative led by CMS to offer free resources and workshops for parents. Leadership Charlotte is a community leadership development organization that operates a 10-month program. Participants meet with community leaders, are exposed to major issues affecting the region and address community needs.