Health, employment, education, parenting, nutrition, recreation, leadership development, community connections, crime prevention--all of these concerns come together on the platform we're referring to as Operation Family Fresh Start.
An important component of our new effort is the Roseland Parent Academy. Participants meet on the third Thursday of every month from 6-8 p.m. Our first session (very well attended) rolled out on September 17.
Topics for the academy provide a hint at the quality and character of this aspect of the new effort:
Navigating the DISD System: Rights and Responsibilities of Parents
Homework has changed! Figuring out the "New Math" and
Other Strategies to Help Your Child with School Work
Nutrition for a Healthy Future
Understanding and Preventing Diabetes
Asthma and Other Breathing Problems
A Fresh Start: Informational Services to Individuals Re-entering the Workforce
The Job Talk: Steps to Take to Get Back into the Workforce
"At-ten-Hut!" Trade Offs: Building Success Even if You Didn't Go to College
Financial Literacy: Getting Your House in Order
Positive Steps Toward Home Ownership
Change: The Sky is the Limit
No doubt in my mind, we'll have some exciting outcomes to report this time next year.