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Kristin Minnis Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tar River Region Area Director! My favorite family tradition is opening one gift and eating finger foods on Christmas eve!
family plus coordinator
How to determine what information/resources/opportunities parents want from us
Best communication practices, including ways to include but not inundate them... especially with teen Club member families!
I would like some ideas how to start
A definition with a connection to my role specifically and the connection …?
How to link engagement to youth outcomes.
I'd love to know whether anyone's hosted a virtual family event that they'd recommend to other Clubs?
ideas on getting started
Working virtually, how to engage use of “Parent Clubhouse” resources?
Any FE framework BGCA promotes.
It hasn’t been successful….we have resources and info listed under “Parent Clubhouse” on website
virtual family events each month, and family weekend activity packs twice monthly; also started a monthly email with helpful tips/links/info; we also use a family FB page
On a personal level, I like to connect with families at least once a month when they are picking up their child.
Family Nights, Orientations, One-on-One check ins, Newsletters.
We tried to have a family event each quarter- parent/member tourney in the gamesroom, family movie night but all were in the club which we cant do now
Food give aways and remote learning, communication with parent and schools.
Lack of resources
Staff have said they weren’t hired to be teachers (while providing virtual school)
"a child raising a child"
COVID is definitely creating stressful conditions for parents, and supporting students with online learning is not easy, but an assumption that parents CAN'T help with virtual school or doesn't value school doesn't align to that first core belief
Assumptions about how much time parents are giving to their kids.
can any of these slides be shared
I think it makes an amazing relationship between home and the club... TRUST!
Here's a copy of the slides ^
Resources that were offered around instruction for virtual learning provided the space fo learning which helped many parents.
More connections to other community organizations
Parent Advisory Committee
Creating a HIP having involved parent groups
Finding out what languages families speak and translating family-facing resources is one way to be culturally responsive
Beginning in Jan. launching Strong Roots for parents & Kulula project for kids to share heritage, community together
I am available to my parents and community members, I like to host forums to see what is needed and ensure we are serving effectively
Strong Roots is a caregiver program to help raise “happy, healthy children of color” together with Kulula which is a mentoring program for a “culturally enriched approach to enhance the identity development of youth.” Build self-awareness, knowledge of African heritage & culture, and increase civic/comm engagement, and develop leadership.
love mentor vs staff!💙
took that same note! Mentoring title...
Thank you! Great information!!
Awesome resources and tools Pulse Checks...!
insight- use pulse checks with parents
Thank you too Lesa