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"We can't say enough about the SEEDS experience. Most of SEEDS programming is the academic and social preparation before the independent school experience, but it's beyond that. John Alexander's roommate freshman year was from a similar program and had trouble adjusting to his new surroundings. John Alexander was never on his own. In addition to our family's support, SEEDS sent members of the team to check in on him at school and touch base periodically. SEEDS goes so far beyond other programs. SEEDS was an opportunity for our family through our son. SEEDS has been a God-send for John Alexander and for our family. Attending Concord Academy before going on to Davidson would have been unattainable otherwise."
~John and Adina Hall, parents of John Alexander Hall, SEEDS Scholars Class of 2007, Concord Academy Class of 2011, Davidson College Class of 2013
Guided by the Parents Committee, the Parents Program is overseen by a full-time SEEDS Parents Coordinator. Now in its sixth year, the Parents Program continues to provide invaluable support to all SEEDS families. SEEDS parents provide support in a variety of ways, including sharing their expertise and experience at parent education workshops, recruitment information sessions, student mock interviews, family nights, and the annual independent school fair. In addition, parents also support the mission of SEEDS by telling their own stories at many donor-related events, Board meetings and retreats, at the annual Parents Luncheon, and at parent association meetings throughout the area. SEEDS parents also provide each other with invaluable translation assistance and emotional support as their children move into the new worlds of independent schools and colleges.
Highlights of the Parents Program include:
SEEDS Parents interested in volunteering should contact Parents Coordinator Jamie McClintock at 973.642.6422, ext. 226.