SkillsUSA Champions Summer 2013 Magazine : Page 20

toolbox Guiding Parents’ Voices Into the SkillsUSA Chorus T here are still parents out there who may not react well to hearing, “Mom (or Dad), I want to go into a career and technical education program.” How can you help change misconceptions about the value of CTE and SkillsUSA? As a class, split into a “parents” group and a “kids” group. In the parents group, pretend you’re all concerned parents, and develop a list of reasons why you’d have reservations about your child entering a CTE program. In the kids group, antici-pate issues parents might have with CTE, and talk about ways to counter them. Now it’s time for the two groups to interact. Let one of the “parents” go first by expressing a concern about CTE, then let one of the “kids” try to ease that concern. All parents want their children to succeed. Let them know how CTE helps make that possible. For more, visit: www. skillsusa.org/supporters/parents.shtml . • My heroes are and were my parents. I can’t see having anyone else as my heroes. — M ichael J ordan Find the photo, win a prize Congratulations to last issue’s winners: Lindsay Cuniff of Hanson, Mass., and Jacob Eaton of Phoenix. No, the picture on the left isn’t abstract art. It’s actually a distorted part of another photo in this issue. Find the original photo and send us the page number where it appears to win a SkillsUSA sport duffel bag (first prize) or travel mug (second prize). To enter, email your answer, name, address and phone number to: anyinfo@skillsusa.org (include “Photo Contest” in the subject line). Or, send to: SkillsUSA Photo Contest, 14001 SkillsUSA Way, Leesburg, VA 20176. One first-and one second-prize winner will be drawn at random from the correct entries. Entries must be received by Aug. 1. • 20 SkillsUSA Champions Summer 2013 Photo: Lloyd Wolf

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