Parent Education Events

We hope you will join us for some or all of our education events this year!
  • March 11 - Author Sharon H. Chang, Social Justice Day Primer Workshop, light refreshments at 6:30 p.m. and program at 7:00 p.m., UPrep Library
    We cannot talk to our children about race and racism if we do not understand race ourselves. Sharon H. Chang is a Seattle-based author, photographer, activist, and mother. In this parent workshop, Sharon will delve into a discussion of deeper racial identity understanding for us and our children. We will develop shared language around privilege and oppression, build tools for having tough talks, and equip ourselves not only to have more transformative race conversations within our families, but also to act for change.
  • April 3 - Empowerment Project Documentary Film, welcome and registration at 6:30 p.m., film screening in Founders Hal at 7:00 p.m., discussion and Q&A at 8:00 p.m.
    University Prep is host to a collaborative event sponsored by Charles Schwab and Badgley Phelps Wealth Managers. The Empowerment Project is the story of five young female film makers who drove across the country to inspire women to pursue their career ambitions. The documentary highlights eight dynamic woman leaders in traditionally male dominated careers. After viewing the 45-minute film, a panel of local women leaders will discuss how girls, young women, and all women can take ownership in their education, careers, finances, and other aspects of their lives. While the emphasis is on girls and women, we invite you to bring the whole family and anyone else you think may benefit from this important topic.

  • April 29 - Author William Stixrud, Author of The Self-Driven Child, light refreshments at 6:30 p.m. and program at 7:00 p.m. in the Pumadome
    University Prep and the Northwest School are proud to welcome Dr. Bill Stixrud to a Parent and Family Education Evening.William R. Stixrud, Ph.D., is a clinical neuropsychologist and founder of The Stixrud Group, a lifespan neuropsychology practice. He is also a member of the faculty at Children’s National Medical Center, and he is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the George Washington School of Medicine. A frequent lecturer, Dr. Stixrud is also the author of scientific articles and book chapters on Transcendental Meditation and other topics. Most recently, he is the author--with co-writer Ned Johnson--of The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives. Dr. Stixrud has been quoted often in publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Times of London, Scientific American,, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, Businessweek, and Vogue. He is also a rock and roll musician and plays in the band Close Enough. Copies of The Self-Driven Child will be available for purchase. Tickets can be reserved here.