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Parent Conference "Family: Where Your Child's Future Begins"

  • Metro Achievement Center 310 South Peoria Street Chicago, IL, 60607 United States (map)

Family: Where Your Child's Future Begins

The most important door to a child’s education is the front door of the home.
— Mayor R. Emanuel

You're invited to the 17th Annual MEF Parent Conference at Metro Achievement Center!

WHO: Metro & Midtown Parents & friends
WHERE: Metro Achievement Center, 310 S. Peoria St. Chicago, IL 60607
WHEN: Saturday, April 22nd from 10AM-2:30PM
COST: $30/couple (includes lunch) or $25 for an individual, can be paid at Metro front desk with cash or check, or online below:


Call Petra Jaime at Metro 312.226.4886 X227
Call Carlos Martinez at Midtown 773.270.5219


Keynote Speaker: Gladys Davis, former director of Embers Elementary School

Breakout Sessions (Choose 2 to attend)

Loving the Family, Loving the Home 

Each person is born with their own particular gifts and talents. Our challenge as parents is helping our children to discover those talents and to teach them how to use them well and in the service of others - family, friends, the world.

Navigating the Financial Aid Process

Metro & Midtown have had 100% college enrollments for the past 17 years. After your child gets accepted into a college or university, how is their education paid for? What does the financial aid process look like? 

Family Communication in a Digital Age

Everything we do requires some form of technology: emails, homework, directions, texting, the list goes on. At times, we find ourselves interacting with others, in particular our family members, but without actually listening. What does it mean to communicate well, to use technology to the extent necessary, in a digitalized age?


The principal goal for the Parent Program is to help parents understand that they are the primary educators of their children. To support them in this role, we offer classes, speakers, and discussions designed to teach the skills necessary to succeed as a parent. Learn more.