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This two day training is open to schools and agency staff that serve parents and students in grades 6th-9th grade. College Knowledge Academy (CKA)- College Smarts, is a five week project based program, for parents and their children, that promotes early planning and knowledge about postsecondary options. College Knowledge Academy (CKA)- College Smarts, is a five week project based program, for parents and their children, that promotes early planning and knowledge about postsecondary options. The College Smarts program provides interactive lessons focused on building parent/child communication, the importance of high school completion, higher education, financial aid and college preparation.

At this two day facilitator training, school and agency staff will receive materials and professional development to strengthen parent engagement and support a college going culture.

Participants will receive the following materials:

*An implementation guide that includes helpful tips for replicating and sustaining the program year after year
*Ready-to-use tools with participant handouts in English and Spanish
*Content-rich learning, delivered in a parent-friendly format
*Interactive lesson demonstration/modeling
*District/school-specific student achievement data
*Culturally relevant materials