Motivational speaker Les Brown to encourage parents

The school district has called on motivational speaker, author and radio host Les Brown to encourage parents to be better engaged in their children's education. The forum, “A New Year, a New You!”, sponsored by the district’s Parent University and Radio One Philadelphia, will also aim to motivate students.

The free event will take place at the Deliverance Evangelistic Church, 2001 W. Lehigh Avenue, on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Complimentary breakfast for attendees will be served beginning at 8 a.m. at Dobbins High School, 2150 W. Lehigh Avenue.

Those interested in attending must RSVP by calling the district’s Office of Parent, Family, Community Engagement and Faith-Based Partnerships at 215-400-4180, or registering at