San Mateo High School Graduates Largest Class of Parent Project® course to date

On November 24, in partnership with San Mateo High School and the San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE), San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services’ Office of Diversity and Equity (ODE) graduated our largest class to date – with 33 parents graduating! A huge thank you to Principal Yvonne Shiu and Parent Involvement Coordinator Nancy Yance Chavez from San Mateo High School. Working together, we were able to provide these parents with information, skills and supports to make the changes they wanted in their homes and school.

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The Parent Project® is an award-winning parent education and support class that teaches parents and caregivers specific prevention and intervention strategies to establish and build a healthy familial relationship. This course meets 3 hours a week for 12 weeks and is offered with dinner, childcare, and all materials included at no cost to the parents. Starting in 2010, ODE has held 26 classes. Since partnering with SMCOE in Fall 2013, 11 different schools throughout San Mateo County have hosted the Parent Project® with five more slated in February 2015. Learn more about the San Mateo County Parent Project.

For more information on upcoming classes in San Mateo County or how to bring a class to your school or community, please contact Maggie Furey at 650-372-3272 or

More info: The Parent Project or find a class near you.