Free College Tution and Drivers Education

“You gonna send him to Penn STate or the State Pen.”~Tyler Perry{Madea}

Connecting Parents to Educational Opportunities (CPEO)
“Minneapolis school district has a class that sends your child to college.”

This is like a get out of jail free card. All you have to do as a parent is attend 6 out of the 7 classes and they will give all your children {all your kids} a scholarship to MCTC and/or University of Minnesota. Not to mention that you get a free Community education class ( from drivers ed. to French to Chinese). More importantly, you will get the support, empowerment and education on how to make your child suceed in LIFE!

About the Program

Connecting Parents to Educational Opportunities (CPEO) is a seven-week curriculum based program designed for parents; bringing schools, parents and community together as equal partners in the education of students.

CPEO provides a framework for creating a community in which parents and teachers collaborate to transform students’ educational environment, both at home and at school, so that all students can achieve their greatest academic potential.


Each level of the curriculum offers grade appropriate information including the following:

How the school system functions and operates
Standardized tests and assessments
How to calculate GPAs
Understanding report cards
How to effectively communicate with principals, teachers and 
other school staff
How to prepare for college
Additional facts about the program:

The CPEO program is designed to support the district’s strategic plan by providing parents with the necessary tools and skills to develop strong and positive home-school partnerships that build trusting relationships for supporting the academic achievement of students.

CPEO is the first program sponsored by the district’s Family Enrichment Network. The Family Enrichment Network provides multiple opportunities for families to increase their knowledge and skills in areas such as leadership, advocacy, public policy and child development.

The program is offered during the evening one day per week from 6:00 – 8:30 pm. Each night dinner and childcare are provided. Limited transportation may be available upon request.

Parents that complete the program will receive a certificate of graduation and certificates for free community education and Early Childhood Family Education classes. 

Families also may be eligible for additional financial aid support if they are admitted at the University of Minnesota or SoundBar Minneapolis Reunion
Community and Technical College and meet the family income requirements.