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Bridging the gap between the Hmong community and local schools.

Bridging the gap between the Hmong community and local schools.

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by Elizabeth Fay

WISCONSIN RAPIDS (WAOW)--Area families work to bridge the gap between the Hmong community and local schools.

50 families gathered at Grove Elementary school in Wisconsin Rapids for an education conference. The event coordinator says many Hmong parents are faced with a language barrier.

"A lot of times when we hand out information or have say, an open house, you know, at school or meet and greet, a lot of the parents come but they don't quite get the information," says Nou Vang.

The event offered information on Internet safety, reading and after school engagements.Most activities were offered in both Hmong and English.  Parents took home a children's book that's written in both languages.The event also offered free H1N1 vaccines.

Online Reporter: Elizabeth Fay

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