South Whittier School District parent leaders were proud to be a part of the 17th Annual HOT Conference this past Saturday at Edwards Middle School in Norwalk.
The conference hosts three sessions, lunch and community fair, and a variety of workshops. This year South Whittier School District’s own parent leaders hosted two different workshops.
“This year especially, was very special,” said Brenda Venegas, who is the South Whittier School District Community Liaison. “We actually had some of our own South Whittier School District parents be presenters at the event this. They worked very hard in preparing their own topic and power point presentation. For most of our parents this was the first time that they ever presented in front of a large amount of people, and they were all great.”
Yesenia Aviles, Maria Caballero, Claudia Hernandez-Cipres, and Margarita Chulde spoke on “How to Communicate Effectively With Your Child: Tools for Coping With Bullying.” The second workshop led by South Whittier parents was called, “Be the Difference! Be a Volunteer!” Hosted by Reyna Cerrillo, Alejandra Sanchez, Myrna Vazquez, and Doreen Valencia.
HOT stands for Hispanic Outreach Taskforce and is a parent education conference that incorporates speakers in both Spanish and English. The conference is a collaborative effort between multiple school districts and community members that include East Whittier City School District, Whittier Union School District, Montebello Unified, Whittier College, Rio Hondo Community College, and many more.