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Parents can take UT classes at TPS

TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

An effort is underway to help parents and grandparents attend college, and the University of Toledo is teaming up with Toledo Public Schools to make it happen.

"The goal is to make these classes more accessible, and the university is doing that by offering some of them off campus," said Lynne Hamer, an associate professor at UT.

TPS is working with the university and opening their doors to college students. In the fall, parents can take classes toward any UT major at the Leverette building. Classes in business and early childhood education will be offered through Samuel M. Jones at Gunckel Park and the South Toledo Community Center.

The classes follow the TPS academic calendar, and won't cost TPS or UT anything extra. They'll be using resources and empty classrooms that already exist.

UT representatives say they hope the timing and location of these classes will make it easier for those with children to attend, and say this could have a positive impact on kids, as well.

"If these kids see their neighbors and their family members and other adults that they know going to college, we think that's a good way to encourage them to believe that they will go to college, as well," Hamer said.

Those who qualify for a Pell grant can use it toward these classes, which would make them free or reduced cost.

For more information, visit the program's website here.

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