Plans for the 2014 Spring Session

Plans are currently being made for the 2014 Spring Session of Parent University-Effingham. The session will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at the Effingham County Middle School.  Registration and Continental breakfast will begin at 8:00 a.m.  Featured guest will be Shiona “Shi” Curry.


Shiona Curry “Shi” is 9 years old and has a natural approach to cooking. She shares a special message to children about eating healthy while enjoying their food. Since the age of four, Shi has been fascinated by cooking shows and has kept busy reading every cookbook she could get her hands on. She encourages children to take charge of their lives at a young age.

Shi has recently begun taping episodes for her upcoming cooking show entitled “S.N.A.C.’ it up!” S.N.A.C. stands for Shi’s Natural Approach to Cooking. “Shi” speaks that her cooking show will be on television where she can reach children of every race. She has written the S.N.A.C.’ it up! Cookbook and it will be available in October 2013.

“Shi” regularly conducts a series of workshops at schools in her local area. The workshops entitled “Has This Food Come Here From Outer Space?” and “S.H.A.R.E.W.I.T.H.” address different aspects of health (i.e. exercise, water, and healthy thoughts). For these students, “Shi” has become a household name. Recently, Shi was able to clearly see her mission when during one of her workshops, a child with food allergies, was excited to find that she too could participate in a taste testing because all of the ingredients were natural.snac-logo

When “Shi” is not cooking, she enjoys chess, knitting, watching cooking shows, playing with her brothers, and singing. Her overall desire is to continue spreading the message of health and hope everywhere she goes.

The general session will begin at 9:00 a.m. Breakout sessions will begin at 9:30 a.m. Kidz Academy will provide age appropriate activities for children grades PreK – 5. Youth Leadership classes will be provided for students grades 6 – 12. The children’s curriculum will include sessions on test taking tips and a presentation from our featured guest. Various vendors will be available during the day. The program will conclude with lunch and door prizes.

Parent University-Effingham promises to meet the needs of all attendees! The mission of Parent University is to educate, inspire and empower parents to meet the needs of their children by becoming their first and most important teacher. Our goals support Family Literacy by providing services that make sustainability changes in the family. Even though Parent University’s main focus is to provide information for parents, there are learning opportunities for non-parents also.

Parent University-Effingham is sponsored by the Springfield Central High School Association, Inc. and the Effingham County Board of Education. Parent University-Effingham is a non-profit organization with 501 (c) (3) status.

Drawing for all Expense Paid Vacation to the Golden Isles

  • 2 nights and 3 days for 2 adults and 2 children
  • Free passes to Georgia Sea Turtle, Summer Waves, and Lighthouse on St. Simon Island
  • Sponsored by Days Inn

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