Pop Ups?!

Spaces for parents and the community to meet each other, ask questions, and stay informed and involved in their child's college journey

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After listening to student interviews and reading personal stories a common theme I heard was the need for families and communities to be informed, involved and just as committed to the college journey. Pop ups seem like an affordable way to create safe spaces to meet parents where they are at. They can ask questions, get informed, and stay connected to their student's journey. 

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Photo of Mina Kobayashi
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I love this! I think it can be really valuable. You can break up groups by language needs, so parents who aren't proficient in English can participate. You can serve various levels of students and their parents. Perhaps even parents of elementary or middle schoolers who are concerned about what path in the education system to take (public, charter, private, etc.), how to start saving, what organizations are out there, etc.

Photo of Chris Good
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Such a cool idea  - I can envision pop ups showing up at the mall, downtown, or maybe even doing the ice-cream truck route through the neighborhood. What if parents could pop-into video booths and send messages to their freshman years students, or ship off ready made care packages?

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Maybe this over the top.  http://www.presscave.com/top-shipping-container-homes/ 

We hold a parent university about once a month to keep parents informed.  I love the idea of the pop up, not as formal which will can lead to more comfortable sharing.