Carmel Valley Middle School (CVMS) parent and PTSA executive board member Kate Takahashi is in the process of forming the First Generation Parent Group to help foster cultural connections within the school community. “We are so fortunate to have a huge diversity of cultures represented among our CVMS families,” Kate said. “It is not, however, always easy to come to the U.S., navigate a new culture, help your children through their teen years, work, and maintain a social life.” The group will serve as a safe space for parents from other countries to meet, talk, connect, and navigate American culture together. Being a first generation American is not a requirement to join.

If you are interested or would like more information contact Kate at ktakahashi@san.rr.com. Kate is waiting to hear from interested parents before planning the first meeting.