Highlights

Parent Strong


1   GREAT START STRATEGIC PLAN IS POSTED ON-LINE
Visit greatstart4kids.org CLICK on Strategic Plan Menu

After hosting two Strategic Plan Retreats in January and July and meeting in committees, the Dickinson Iron Great Start Collaborative 3 year strategic plan is now being put to print!  Five Great Start Action Teams identified current data, root causes for problems, developed objectives and goals and spent the most time writing action plans to help improve the early childhood system to solve problems.  The strategic plan is ready to read on-line:  greatstart4kids.org (See Strategic Plan Page)

 

2   GREAT START LEADERS READY
Check out some of these new events and activities currently in the new Great Start Strategic Plan –
•  Implement Family Resource Center (FRC) Kick Off Events
• Implement Neighborhood Groups
• Construct and feature new Children’s Museum Exhibits at the FRCs
• Provide Family Resource Center Book Mailboxes
• Implement Group Facilitation Trainings
•Host Parent Strong Leader Meetings monthly featuring site rotations:  Greenway Books in Iron Mountain; Windsor Center in Iron River and Contemporary Center in Crystal Falls at Forest Park Elementary School

• Host FAMILY CELEBRATION EVENT during winter at the YMCA
• Implement Grocery Store Book Mailboxes
• Host Employability Certification for Parents
• Co-sponsor Children’s Talent Show in April

 

3   STRENGTHENING FAMILIES CERTIFICATES   AWARDED
Twenty parent leaders completed the Second Annual Strengthening Families two day trainings in June.  Parent leaders made a strong commitment to continue meeting monthly with a focus on recruiting  more parent leaders in all local meeting sites:  Iron Mountain, Iron River and Crystal Falls.
(For more information, click the PARENT LEADER page on the menu)

 

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