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 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 . . .
FAMILY ENGAGEMENT CAFÉS
NEIGHBORHOOD BOOK MAILBOXES
EVENT PLANNING LEADERSHIP
FAMILY CELEBRATION TEAM
COMMUNICATION POSTINGS - Websites, Facebook, Texting Messages
PARENT UNIVERSITY STARTING IN APRIL, 2019
Register ideas on the ourplacecc.org website
Location: Northern Lights YMCA
Please RSVP with Jonathan: firstname.lastname@example.org 906-774-4076
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