Events

Empowering Parents for the Road Ahead
 
They don’t teach Parenting 101 at school, do they? Sadly, no. But here’s the next best thing.
 
JMSG in partnership with SOS4Students is offering a day of learning for parents about adolescence and paving the way for academic success in middle school, high school, and beyond.
 
Our all-day program “ParentingU: Empowering Parents for the Road Ahead,” will provide parents the real-world information and practical strategies they need to better understand their children and how they can positively impact their physical, emotional, and academic well-being. Following registration at 8:30 am, the program kicks off with the Keynote Address from nationally-acclaimed youth motivator, comedian, and speaker MICHAEL PRITCHARD. Afterwards, the program offers a series of breakout sessions throughout the day of 75 minutes each, covering a range of topics brought to you by expert speakers.
 
Saturday, November 11, 2017
9:00 am – 4:00 pm 

Julia Morgan School for Girls
5000 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA 94613

Learn more HERE and to RSVP

Women of Courage Panel in Honor of Rosa Parks

5th Annual Women of Courage Panel
Thursday, February 1, 2018
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Girls in Government, Leadership, and Service (GGLS) is a group of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls who voluntarily meet before school one day a week. Not only do the girls prepare for this event, but, in addition, over the past few years, they have studied the gender disparity of wages in the U.S. and what they can do about it; the minimum wage and how almost two-thirds of all minimum wage workers are women, along with the resulting effects on their families and communities. They have also visited local government officials, including the Oakland Board of Supervisors and District Attorney Nancy O'Malley. GGLS have also joined with the Alameda County Food Bank volunteers and advocates against hunger to lobby government officials in Sacramento after learning how advocacy can effectuate legislative change.

Our honored guests last year were:
  • Ericka Huggins, Activist, Educator, and a Leader in the Black Panther Party
  • Julie McDonald, Engineering and Technical Operations Manager for Nimble Collective supporting women in animation, Film Producer
  • Kadijah Means, Activist, Member of the Black Liberation Movement, and Leader of the Black Lives Matter protests in Berkeley as a senior at Berkeley High in 2015, JMSG Alumna ('11)
  • Mimi Silbert, Activist, President, CEO and Founder of Delancey Street

Women of Courage in Honor of Rosa Parks

Parent Education Series for JMSG Families

Parent Education Series features guest speakers that enhance parent education about developmental and educational issues, parenting, cognitive growth, brain research, and how it impacts JMSG curriculum and other topics relevant to middle school parents. Past speakers have included New York Times bestseller Peggy Orenstein and leading authority on child development and brain research and JMSG Advisory Board Member Dr. JoAnn Deak.