About the program:
I think everything you are doing is working, and you have the growing numbers to prove it. I am happy to do what I can to help. I think it has really helped my students, and I have less emails and crisis calls to prove it.
-- Paula, Social Work Professor
It helps my morale immensely when I sit down and hear other parents talk about having the same struggles with time and divided attention and how those problems affect their families. It makes me feel like less of a failure to know I am not the only one struggling to keep up with it all.
It's wonderful to see SCSU be so supportive of students with children! Keep up the great work in supporting students with families!
I would like to thank you for all of the information and support that you provide parents here at SCSU. It is great to know that we are supported.
I miss the program so much, it allows me time to talk with others who are in the same situation, and other parents that are juggling children and school at the same time! I think of it as a free time, or a time to get away! Which is always nice! And the scholarship has helped so much with supporting Kaidence and trying to handle school at the same time!
About the events:
I'm so excited for this bowling event. We had a great time last time we came. Thank you SO much for organizing these great family activities!
My family and I are so excited to attend the bowling event on Thursday! I am so happy SCSU does this. You guys do a great job at setting up events! Thank you!!
This is awesome that you have these events. I look forward to taking part in the future.
Its wonderful to see SCSU be so supportive of students with children… keep up the great work in supporting students with families!
I wanted to write to you and the organization about how happy I am that you put programs on like bowling and movie nights. I am married and have 3 little boys. With working full time and going to school full time, I don't get a lot of time with them, let alone go out because its expensive. The things you guys are doing with non-traditional students is something that not only I, but my family will remember in the upcoming years because of the time we get to spend doing fun things. Thanks again and I am looking forward to continuing my participation in the different events you guys hold and hope you keep this going for years to come!
About the resources:
The Student Parent Support Group at St. Cloud State is a necessity. It has helped me look at situations in life different by seeing/hearing sides that offer a fresh outlook on my own parenting style. After group, I walk out and continue to think about topics, and then those turn into some of my papers I do for research in some of my classes. I had been trying to figure out college and this campus alone. When I sought out information at the child care center on campus, I was given Amanda Toppe’s name, and from that moment on she has helped by pointing me in little directions that have had HUGE effects in my life. She helped me find child care grants and fun, cheap things to do with my 3 year old. She offers activities where I get to know other student parents which is nice, because we all generally have a familiar understanding of how extremely hard college is, especially being a parent. The healthy food they make in group is always great, and I have made a lot of them at home. SPSG has taken a lot of stress of my shoulders. Speakers are brought in from services around campus, and I have used many now that I never would have known about before. I have used Legal Services. SPSG told me SCSU students get a half hour of free legal aid. Now I am getting money back, and I received more advice and help about fighting to keep my son. I’m very grateful for the SPSG at SCSU!!!