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!
NEW PARENT STRONG MEETING MODEL
Because of the start up of the important FAMILY RESOURCE CENTERS (FRCs) in Iron Mountain, Crystal Falls and Iron River – Jonathan is starting up 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:
• Meeting locations rotated among 3 FRC Sites
• Child Care provided at meetings
• Family dinners served
• Parent voice will be heard
• Parents lead decision making process
• New parents welcome
• Parent leadership opportunities to start in February 2018:
STRENGTHENING FAMILIES TRAINING
FAMILY ENGAGEMENT CAFÉ
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