FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON TO ADDRESS HIPPY AS IT MARKS 25 YEARS OF SUCCESS
HIPPY—Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters— Helps Parents
Prepare Their Children for Success in School in 21 States
WASHINGTON, D.C.— On April 28, Hillary Rodham Clinton will celebrate the accomplishments of the voluntary home visiting instruction program as HIPPY USA marks its 25th anniversary.
Secretary Clinton’s relationship with HIPPY dates back to the 1980s when she was the First Lady of Arkansas. Recognizing that many families with young children weren’t getting what they needed, she brought the HIPPY program to the state to help teach parents how to prepare their children for school.
HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters) serves thousands of vulnerable families by maximizing the parent-child bond. HIPPY encourages them to work together on structured activities that provide school-ready literacy and math skills. Early and ongoing parental engagement can help avoid costly remedial education or unemployment down the road.
Independent research shows that the HIPPY curriculum, books and parent-child interactions increase student achievement scores and strengthen families.
WHAT: Hillary Rodham Clinton to keynote the HIPPY Avima D. Lombard Award Dinner
WHERE: Kellogg Conference Hotel at Gallaudet University
800 Florida Avenue NE
WHEN: Monday, April 28
Introduction and remarks 7–8 p.m.
Media presets TBA
###Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngstersprograms (www.hippyusa.org) focus on family literacy, school readiness and parent involvement. HIPPY helps parents prepare their preschool children to succeed in school. Currently, 135 HIPPY sites in 21 states and the District of Columbia serve 15,000 families.