Nationally sought-after speaker Rich Johns will present on his pay-it-forward movement, “Act With Respect Always,” for parents at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 2, in the Virtual AP Room as part of Broadalbin-Perth’s Parent University series.
Johns taught and coached tennis in Saratoga Springs for 38 years before becoming a motivational speaker. Act With Respect Always started in Johns’ sixth-grade classroom and on the tennis court, where he stressed the importance of one’s personal character. Emphasizing kindness, love, acceptance and empathy, Johns strives to make everyone aware of their daily actions and the effect those actions have on those around them.
Last month, Johns presented to students at all four B-P schools. During his visits, Johns left behind an Act with Respect Always banner. B-P students signed the banners in their respective school buildings and pledged to uphold the Act with Respect Always mission.
Parents interested in participating in the Nov. 2 Parent University event featuring Johns should complete the online registration form. While registration is not necessary, it is helpful in assisting with planning.
Parent University is a community collaboration led by Broadalbin-Perth. Through Parent University, Broadalbin-Perth partners with community agencies and organizations to offer free courses, family events and activities that will equip families with new or additional skills, knowledge, resources and the confidence to become full partners in their children’s education. The goal of Parent University is to increase parent involvement in B-P schools and empower parents to raise children who are successful in school and in life. Research has shown that parents can increase a child’s academic success through their involvement with schools and communities. Parental involvement improves student morale, attitudes, and academic achievement across all subject areas.