Parent University

NPN's Parent University Speaker Series brings you pertinent information on parenting and lifestyle issues. Each event will not only provide interaction with a professional on the topic of the day, but also a chance to connect with and learn from other parents. Parent University is one of the many ways NPN facilitates interaction among our member parents while providing you with educational resources. If you have an idea for a future speaker/session, please contact us at

An E-Ticket is required to attend all Parent University Speaker Series events - 1 adult per each E-ticket.

Next Event

Location: Online
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM · Aug 12, 2020
Who: Members & Non-members - Adults only
Cost: Free

Click here to register!

If you don't get a chance to sign up for the live webinar, you'll still have a chance to see it!  The webinar will be available to view on-demand for NPN members the following week. Please be sure to visit the website to access the video.

Coordinator: Meredith Marzano

Join Damon Sumner for a live webinar discussing how to have conversations about race with our children. With his trademark wit and humor, Sumner will break down why the time is now for these conversations, how we can educate ourselves to be the informed parents our children need, and discuss practical ways to help raise our children to be young men and women who love all and desire justice for all.

He is looking forward to answering your questions and will open a Q&A after the presentation concludes. Please feel free to send questions prior to the webinar to

RSVP below to reserve your spot today by clicking on the "Click here to register!" link below.
For nearly a decade, Damon Sumner has had the privilege to speak to thousands of people around the world. He delivers talks for parents that engage, empower and encourage them to be THE parent their family needs.
He’s a jack-of-all trades: an award-winning comedian, speaker, educator, consultant, writer and Little Debbie apologist. Damon takes pride in stepping in front of people and delivering talks that aren’t filled with fluff, but rather with humor and relatable stories on various topics that parents deal with every single day.

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Meet the Co-Chairs

Amy Johnson Director of Volunteers for NPN, Amy became a member in 2006 shortly before her first son was born. Prior to working for NPN, she volunteered by co-chairing the West Town Club and hosting a New Moms Group. Amy is active in her school community and serves on her Local School Council. Amy loves raising her kids in the city and exploring Chicago with her family and friends. She especially loves working and playing with NPN's amazing network of families and volunteers.

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