WOW Parent Power Hour

Purpose


Parents play a critical role in preparing their children for the workforce of tomorrow!  *NEW this year - we've created a jammed pack power-hour experience just for you!  Experts from the field in each of the topics below will present you with information & resources. 

There is no cost to participate and lunch will be provided!

Registration is due by November 2nd.


Download the WOW 2018 
flyer for general event information!

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Make the most of your lunch break at the WOW Power Hour for Parents!

Join us for a fun and informative experience just for parents/guardians in the region at the WOW Youth Expo! Learn a little about the topics below, collect some resources, and see this exciting event in action!  Lunch is on us!  Power Hour begins at 11:00am - see you there! 

Scholarships & Applications

Tianay Bralley, Cisco College & Kami Pruet, Region 14 Education Service Center

Learn helpful hints about the wide variety of scholarships offered and how to help make your students' applications rise to the top.



Financial Aid & FAFSA


Linda Sellers, Cisco College


The question every parent asks “How will I pay for college?” Get a jump start on crunching the numbers and seeing what programs are out there.


SSI Benefits Planning/Work Options


Stacey Levrets


Students with a disability have lots of opportunities! Receiving benefits doesn't mean they can't also reap the benefits of working. Get the scoop on what they can earn and still be eligible.

Endorsements & Graduation Requirements


Vicki Hayhurst, Region 14 Education Service Center


Is the best path for your student off to college, on to a technical education or seeking that high paying job to launch a career? Explore all the options and equip yourself with the tools to help make the best choices.

Guardianships & Alternatives


Cathy Fowlkes, Attorney


Guardianship is a legal process designed to protect people at risk of abuse, neglect, and exploitation.  It removes rights and privileges from a person determined to be "incapacitated" under State law.  For some students with disabilities, guardianship may be the only option.  Yet, it is important for parents to know that guardianship is not the ONLY option which will allow them to actively participate in the ARD process after their child turns 18.

Medicaid Waiver Programs


Kristi Terbush, Betty Hardwick


In the ever changing world of coverages, get the latest information and find out what questions must be asked as students prepare to move on from high school.

Other


Is there a topic you are interested to learn more about, but do not see it listed?  Let us know on your registration form and we will do our best to find an expert to accommodate your needs!  Our goal is to help YOU as you guide your child on this career development journey!
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Get Registered!

Like what you see?! Register today! Parents are also welcome to pop in on the WOW Youth Expo event anytime between 10:00am and 12:30pm. Registrations must be completed by November 2nd so we have enough materials prepared!

If your student is not already attending WOW with their school & you would like for them to attend the event as a student participant, get them registered by clicking here!

Questions? 

Contact staff at (325) 795-4327 or by email at wow@workforcesystem.org.