Tavis Smiley with Hyundai’s Zafar Brooks.

Sponsored by Hyundai Motor America, this grassroots parents’ engagement effort informed parents and the community about educational initiatives and programs, family and school partnerships, and school district resources. The sessions included learning strategies to support homework, planning summer learning activities, and the impact of absenteeism as well as health and safety on learning. The Too Important to Fail Parent Education Summits kicked off in Los Angeles and traveled to Philadelphia, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Houston, and Montgomery, Alabama.