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Pittsburgh Public Schools Facilitates Parents Empowering Parents Virtual Learning Series

PITTSBURGH April 14, 2020 – Pittsburgh Public Schools is launching a three-part virtual series for PPS parents designed by PPS parents. The Parent Empowering Parents (PEP) program will provide families with valuable tips, tools and resources to support their students’ academic and emotional well-being so that they graduate college, career and life-ready.


“Pittsburgh parents are taking charge for this monthly series to collaborate about critical topics such as cybersecurity, race relations, and mental health,” said Dr. Anthony Hamlet, Superintendent. “Presenters are not only experts, but they are parents too.”


The PEP program will welcome parents for three informational sessions via Zoom:


Date and Time

Guest Speaker


Thursday, April 15, 2021, 7:00 PM

Anthony Tillman

“Security in Technology: Protecting Your Family from the Dark Side of the Internet”


In this session, parents will learn more about computer security, the pitfalls of the internet, and how to protect their students and family from cyber-attacks and more.

Thursday, May 20, 2021, 7:00 PM

Dr. Lovie J. Jackson

“Building Mental Wellness for COVID and Everyday Crises”


In this session, parents will learn about building, coping, and managing mental wellness during a pandemic.

Thursday, June 17, 2021, 7:00 PM

Angela Allie

“How To Talk To Your Children About Race”


In this session, parents will learn how to talk to their student(s) about race, equity, diversity, and inclusion.


The PEP program is available for all Pittsburgh Public Schools families. Parents can register at


The PEP program was designed after receiving recommendations from PPS parents last summer during the District’s collaborative community plan, All In to Reopen Our Schools.