GREAT START PARENT COALITION UPDATES

 

The Great Start Parent Coalition and Great Start Collaborative, under the leadership of PARENT COORDINATOR JONATHAN RINGEL, strongly believe in engaging parents to become GREAT START PARENT STRONG LEADERS!

 

Our parents are key to our community partnerships and system building throughout our two counties.  Thank you parents for your outstanding leadership!

Great Start Director, Barb Reisner

 

PARENT LEADERSHIP

 

• Parent leaders are the key to the success of all Great Start Collaboratives!

 

Parents in Michigan are our SHINING STARS!

 

It is the parents who know the needs of children the most!

 

Thank you Dickinson and Iron County parent leaders for all you do for Great Start!

 

Parents are always mentoring - helping and including their peers!

 

Because of the start up of the important FAMILY RESOURCE CENTERS (FRCs) in Iron Mountain, Crystal Falls and Iron River and the spring and summer STRENGTHENING FAMILIES TRAINING, Jonathan and the core parent leaders have announced a new and exciting parent meeting model.

Here is what will be happening to support the needs of ALL parents in Dickinson and Iron Counties:

 

•  Parent meeting locations will be determined by the parents

 

•  Professional and specialized Child Care provided at parent meetings

 

•  Family dinners served at parent meetings

 

•  6 to 8 parent meetings will be held during FY19

 

•  Parent voice will be heard - parents lead decision making process

 

•  New parents are welcome

 

•  Parents are being trained as mentors - encourage participation from new parents

 

•  Parents are distributing JOIN US NOW CARDS - will focus on communication plan:  text messages,

   emails, Facebook postings, webpage updates, phone calls . . .

 

PARENT OPPORTUNITIES

 

1-2-3 MAGIC

 

FAMILY ENGAGEMENT CAFÉS

 

NEIGHBORHOOD BOOK MAILBOXES

 

EVENT PLANNING LEADERSHIP

 

FAMILY CELEBRATION TEAM

 

COMMUNICATION POSTINGS - Websites, Facebook, Texting Messages

 

 

NEXT PARENT COALITION MEETING

 

Tuesday, October 9 @ 5:00 to 6:30 PM

 

Location:  Northern Lights YMCA

Please RSVP with Jonathan:  jringel@nlymca.org  906-774-4076

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