Free UB EOC program aims to help parents navigate remote learning

Posted at 6:53 AM, Aug 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-14 06:53:55-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The University at Buffalo Educational Opportunity Center is looking to help parents navigate remote learning for the upcoming academic school year.

The center, which offers tuition free programs to New York State residents, is adding an academic review program called "STEPP" which stands for Strategies To Educational Preparation for Parents.

The program aims to assist parents in making their homes a classroom-like environment. While they won't teach parents the basics of things like math or science, they will provide tools like time management, test strategies, and other essential resources.

To be eligible for the program, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be at the poverty level (example: a family of four earning less than $48,000 a year)
  • A NYS resident for 12 months
  • Have less than 30 college credits

If you don't meet the above criteria, the center still encourages parents to give the Center a call to discuss options.

The five-week program is completely free and is scheduled to begin in October. The classes will be hour-long remote sessions 1-2 times a week. For more information, you can visit their website here or call the Admissions Office at 716-645-1900 and mention the "STEPP" program.