Parent involvement leads to higher rates of a children’s academic success. Join us at one or all of our forums to learn how you can best support our children, our community, and our future leaders.

Do you have an educational topic that would benefit our community? The Melrose Education Foundation has sponsored Family Engineering Nights, Parent University, and forums on subjects such as student success. If you have a topic of interest, tell us more! We are always looking for great ideas to bring education to our community. Please contact us to pitch your idea!

Look for us next year at Parent University!


Register for this free event.

Review the full list of sessions and schedule.

The program is specifically designed to be of interest to parents and caregivers of all children – from preschool through grade 12. Parent University sessions will be offered on a wide range of topics, such as: learning in the digital age; parenting for healthy teen relationships; early childhood literacy; social-emotional success in the classroom and beyond; teaching organizational skills; and planning for college.

Featured speakers include:

  • Robert T. Jones, Chief Empowerment Officer of T. Lee Associates, Associate Director of the Office of Multicultural Education at Holy Cross, and senior training consultant for the Anti-Defamation League, who will lead a dynamic workshop on building more supportive, inclusive communities;
  • Julie Shields-Rutyna, Director of College Planning at the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA), who will lead a session on college admissions and financing;
  • Megina Baker, M.A.T., Researcher at Project Zero at Harvard Graduate School of Education, who will conduct a workshop called Raising a Reader, Raising a Writer.

Admission to the event is free, thanks to the individual donors to the Melrose Education Foundation and support from our generous local sponsors: Rockland Trust, Melrose Cooperative Bank, Gately Funeral Home, Robinson Funeral Home, William & Alley Insurance, Melrose Housing Authority and Studio 786 Salon & Day Spa.