Parent University

Parents with students

Parent University

Parents with students

St. Vrain Parent University

St. Vrain’s Parent University program provides training, information, and resources to parents and caregivers in order to support the well-being and success of their children. By partnering with internal district departments, academic institutions, community organizations, and other agencies to equip families with additional skills, knowledge, and resources. 

Classes offered through Parent University provide resources and information in areas such as safety, life skills, academic development, and financial literacy, and will provide families with tools that they can use to encourage their children to become successful while fostering school and community engagement.

Parent University is designed to:

  • Increase parental engagement and participation in schools.
  • Empower parents to become effective advocates for their children.
  • Strengthen home-school-community partnerships.
  • Allow parents an opportunity to network with professionals and other parents.
  • Help parents develop the skills needed to implement positive parenting practices.
  • Equip parents with the knowledge and awareness of resources available to them.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, April 4, 2023: Establishing Healthy Digital Habits

  • 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Innovation Center of St. Vrain Valley Schools
  • Presented by Natalie Worobel, MA, LPC 
  • Click here to register
  • Description: Natalie Worobel will be presenting on healthy digital practices including proactive steps families can take to live a more balanced life with their digital devices. She will educate participants about the influence of persuasive design in order to empower them to make more intentional decisions around their digital habits as well as help them identify fulfilling ways to have their psychological needs met outside of their screens. Additionally, she will guide participants in exploring ways to improve their digital wellness over the summer including utilizing healthy replacement behaviors and activities. 

Wednesday, April 19, 2023: Summer Fun with SORA!

  • 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the Innovation Center of St. Vrain Valley Schools
  • Presented by Helen Robbins, St. Vrain Valley District Instructional Librarian
  • Click here to register
  • Description: Looking for fun ideas to add more reading to your summer?  Join our St. Vrain elementary media librarians, along with your child, to dig into all the options Sora has to offer.  Sora is our district ebook and audiobook library! This hands-on, interactive event will walk you through the basics such as how to search for great ebooks, download them to your child’s device and dive into a variety of fun activities connecting books to family fun such as cooking, crafting, science experiments, road trips and more!

Monday, May 8, 2023: “It’s Going to be Okay…I Promise” – Parenting and the Myths of Certainty and Control

  • 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the Innovation Center of St. Vrain Valley Schools
  • Presented by Jenny HechtLicensed Clinical Social Worker
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  • Description: It’s important to us as parents to ensure that our children feel safe and secure. However, the past three years have constantly reminded us that we cannot guarantee safety or control outcomes. Join Jenny Hecht to explore how we can free ourselves from the myths of certainty and control in a way that will benefit us and our children, and enable us to better navigate life’s uncertainties.

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Partnership with PEN

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Parent University is supported through our strong partnership with the Parent Engagement Network (PEN), a community organization that has been advancing their mission to support parents in raising healthy, happy humans for over 20 years. Learn more about PEN and other learning opportunities for parents at


For more information regarding St. Vrain’s Parent University, please contact:

David Baker
David Baker

Professional Development Coordinator

303-702-8253 [email protected]

Paula Nelson
Paula Nelson

Program Director, Parent Engagement Network

[email protected]

St. Vrain Valley Schools