SUWANEE — While school is out for Gwinnett County Public Schools students this summer, the district has homework for parents and guardians.
GCPS TV, the school system’s educational access channel, has designated the month of June as “Operation PTV,” a campaign challenging parents to jump start their connection with their teens.
• What: “Parentvision”
• When: 2 and 8 p.m. Monday to Thursday Issues for a New Generation (Episodes include “Prescription for Trouble,” “The Internet Generation,” “Affluenza” and “Young Guns”)
2 and 8 p.m. June 14 to 17 What Parent’s Don’t Know... (Episodes include “The Teenage Brain,” “The Power of Expectations,” “Warning Signs” and “The Risks Within”)
2 and 8 p.m. June 21 to 24 Self-Management (Episodes include “Behind the Wheel,” “Against All Odds,” “Civil Wars” and “A Matter of Degree”)
2 and 8 p.m. June 28 to July 1 Internal Compass (Episodes include “Silent Witness,” “When Nobody’s Looking,” “Good Kids, Bad Choices” and “Shattered”)
• Channel: Channel 22 (Charter) or Channel 24 or 26 (Comcast, depending on location)
• For more information: Visit www.gcpstv.org/ptv.
Beginning Monday, each of GCPS TV’s 16 “Parentvision” shows will rebroadcast. As part of Operation PTV, each episode will consist of an added feature — a conversation to help get parents and teens talking, a news release states.
The programs will be divided into four categories: Issues for a New Generation, What Parents Don’t Know..., Self-Management and Internal Compass. The shows will air at 2 and 8 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays through July 1.
Hosted by Collins Hill High School veteran school counselor and graduation coach Margaret Cheeley, “Parentvision” is an award-winning series in its fourth season on GCPS TV. The program explores topics related to raising teens in the 21st century, with a goal of helping parents understand the issues facing teens today, the news release states.
The 60-minute format includes preproduced Connect with Kids videos and on-set interviews with counseling and advising experts, as well as Gwinnett teens.
“Parentvision” is part of the school system’s Be There initiative to inspire parents to be there for their children.