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The Power of Human Connection: Replay and resources from Parent Engage 360 event

Joe Beckman speaking to the crowd at Coon Rapids High School on Dec. 5(12/08/2023) Anoka-Hennepin hosted parents/guardians and community members in-person and online Dec. 5 for the first of three events in the Parent Engage 360 series this school year.

In case you missed it: Joe Beckman, author and co-founder of TILL360, was the keynote speaker on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at the Coon Rapids High School Auditorium. Joe delivered a high-energy presentation over one hour about the Power of Human Connection.

Get caught up: A replay of the event is available on the district’s YouTube channel. Joe also provided resources for anyone who attended the event or is interested in viewing the replay and participating in the event. 

About Joe: Joe is an engaging and dynamic speaker who combines humor, authenticity, heart, and soul, that helps attendees find self-worth, resilience, joy, and human connection. He is the author of Just Look Up: Five Life-Saving Phrases Every Kid Human Needs to Hear. Joe has shared his message in over 2,000 schools, positively impacting over 1 million people worldwide. 

Learn more about Parent Engage 360: Parent Engage 360 events aim to provide resources to parents and guardians to support their students and others in the community. Anoka-Hennepin Schools realize the importance of parent engagement in maximizing student success.

What's next: The second Parent Engage 360 event is set for Thursday, Feb. 29 at Champlin Park High School and will feature Beth Lovre, a family peer educator with the National Alliance on Mental Illness Minnesota. Beth will share a message titled You’re the Expert: How to successfully advocate for your child. 

This session stresses the value of parent engagement and advocacy to ensure the best care and treatment for your child in the doctor’s office, the mental health system, and in public education settings. Learn more and register for this event at

Tune in for more: For more resources, tune in to the award-winning Parent Engage 360 Podcast which is available on more of your favorite podcasting platforms. Listen to the podcast on Podbean, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music/Audible, Spotify, iHeartRadio and Samsung Podcasts.