Faith Leaders Learn More About Welcome Center | Families
On Tuesday, November 27, the Welcome Center hosted a Faith Leaders Breakfast. During the event, members of the faith-based community learned about the resources available to parents at the Welcome Center and the Title I Parent-Teacher Resource Center, and toured both spaces.
"We can't think of a more perfect partnership to build the strength of character of our young people than to engage the faith community in some meaningful conversations about how we as a community can help our young people move closer to their destiny of being career and college ready," said Director of Strategic Partnerships Kimberlyn Carter.
Parent Academic Instructors also spoke to the pastors about classes offered through the Parent Academy, and the pastors received information about the vast number of students who need wrap-around services and supports that are offered through the Welcome Center.
"They are also completing a survey because we would like to engage them in doing mentoring walks with some of our students, to help us in some ways with transportation for some of our parents who are unable to be transported to come here to the Welcome Center for the Parent Academy classes, to attend our information sessions on anti-gang and anti-bullying, as well as to find out what type of programming their churches already have that can help engage the students living in the communities where their households of faith are," Ms. Carter said.