"To parents, we can't tell our kids to do well in school and then fail to support them when they get home. You can't just contract out parenting. For our kids to excel, we have to accept our responsibility to help them learn. That means putting away the Xbox and putting our kids to bed at a reasonable hour. It means attending those parent-teacher conferences and reading to our children and helping them with their homework."
....President Barack Obama, July 17, 2009

Useful information for parents (feel free to share with your students) .....
College & Career Expo
Resume and Interview Planner
Handy guide for your students to use when job searching

Please use these "PDF" materials and websites for your reference:

These documents provided by
Literacy Information and Communication System
These documents provided by
Illinois Parent Information Resource Center

Does your child(ren)need help with their studies?
Click here for Khan Academy, a FREE online video tutoring service covering over 1800 subjects!

Does your child(ren)know what career to go into?
Click here for a survey you can download and print
to help them decide!


"No government policy will make any difference unless we also hold ourselves more accountable as parents - because government, no matter how wise or efficient, cannot turn off the TV or put away the video games.  Teachers, no matter now dedicated or effective, cannot make sure your child leaves for school on time and does their homework when they get back at night.  These are things only a parent can do.  These are things that our parents must do. " ....President Barack Obama



Student Organizations
Business Professionals of America is the leading CTSO (Career Technical Student Organization) for students pursuing careers in business management, office administration, information technology and other related career fields. 
DECA, a national association of marketing education students, provides teachers and members with educational and leadership development activities to merge with the education classroom instructional program.
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a nonprofit national career and technical student organization for young men and women in Family and Consumer Sciences education in public and private school through grade 12. Everyone is part of a family, and FCCLA is the only national Career and Technical Student Organization with the family as its central focus.

National FFA Organization makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.

Skills USA
SkillsUSA is a national organization serving high school and college students and professional members who are enrolled in technical, skilled and service occupations, including health occupations.  SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce.
Future Educators
The Future Educators Association (FEA), is an international student organization dedicated to supporting young people interested in education-related careers. Founded in 1937, FEA has helped thousands of students develop the skills and strong leadership traits that are found in high-quality educators over the past 75 years.
Health Occupations Students of America is a national student organization endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education Division of ACTE. HOSA's two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people.

The Technology Student Association (TSA) is the only student organization devoted exclusively to the needs of technology education students who are presently enrolled in, or have completed, technology education courses.


Help Organizations
Career Vision
Career Vision
Timely information and resources about career and college: trends, events, success tips and resources, for students, parents, or someone thinking about a new career.
U.S. Department of Education
ED operates programs that touch on every area and level of education. The Department's elementary and secondary programs annually serve nearly 14,000 school districts and some 56 million students attending roughly 99,000 public schools and 34,000 private schools. Department programs also provide grant, loan, and work-study assistance to more than 15 million postsecondary students.
1-800-USA-LEARN  (toll free)
Career One Stop
CareerOneStop is sponsored by the U. S. Department of Labor,
Employment and Training Administration.  Students, parents, and career advisors can follow the links to the right to explore career and education options.
Federal student financial aid
Get help paying for college.
Free resources for educational excellence, help with homework or school projects.
National Center for Education Statistics
Search for schools, colleges and libraries.
A major goal of the ALLIANCE National PTAC is to build the capacity of Parent Centers in order to improve results for children with disabilities ages 0 -26 in rural, urban and suburban areas and from underrepresented and underserved populations.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Search over 60 occupations by what interests you or your favorite subject area. Find out what an occupation’s tasks are, how you get ready for it, salary information, and job outlook.


National PTA
As the largest volunteer child advocacy association in the nation, Parent Teacher Association (PTA) reminds our country of its obligations to children and provides parents and families with a powerful voice to speak on behalf of every child while providing the best tools for parents to help their children be successful students.

PTA works in cooperation with many national education, health, safety, and child advocacy groups and federal agencies, and collaborates on projects that benefit children and that bring valuable resources to its members.



College & Career Expo

Thursday, September 26, 2012

5:00 to 7:30 p.m.

South Suburban College
Physical Fitness & Athletic Center
159th & State Street · South Holland, Illinois

For Parents and Students --
over 120 college and career booths for you to visit

- Plus -

FREE Admission and FREE Parking