There are many programs out there to help children with their homework—including McGill’s Homework Zone Afterschool Mentoring Program—but what about programs for parents who want to be more engaged, prepared, and supportive of their children?
Spaghetti Nights are held in several Montreal elementary schools, and always begin with a free spaghetti dinner for the whole family. After dinner, parents take part in an interactive 2-hour workshop facilitated by family educators from McGill and the Montreal area. The workshop topics vary, and are based on suggestions from the parents themselves.
Past workshops have included:
To make the workshops accessible to all parents, the program also offers free daycare and public transit tickets. Spaghetti Nights are put on as a collaboration between the Branches Program at McGill and the Riverview Community Learning Centre (CLC).
For more information, see the Spaghetti Nights section of the Branches website.