Spotlight on Positive Parenting
In rural Wilson,
North Carolina (county population 62,000), a small grassroots
organization is making a big contribution to the community.
Wilson Families in Action is responsible for four exciting projects.
WFA sponsors Project
Graduation for all 5 high schools in Wilson – representing
a total of 600 seniors.
This all-night party is completely funded by in-kind
contributions, cash and volunteer chaperones from the community.
All food is donated – enough to feed 400-600 seniors
all night! In
addition, $8,000-$12,000 is donated for prizes, entertainment
and t-shirts. The
prizes are good enough to keep most seniors there until 5
o’clock in the morning!
What a great way for the community to honor its graduates
and keep them safe at the same time.
workshops that WFA delivers in schools (including a new charter
school), churches and in the Hispanic community, offer parents
the information and support they need to raise drug-free kids.
collaboration with law enforcement and the mental health centers,
WFA assists with a program called Simple
Pleasures/An Alternative High for parents in public housing
demonstrate how to set up simple games and activities such
as sidewalk art using limited resources.
as the North Carolina state partner for the Red
Ribbon campaign, WFA helps raise drug-prevention awareness
throughout the state.
more information about how you can form a group in your community,
replicate any of the projects listed above, and involve other
players in your efforts, contact:
Wilson Families in Action
P.O. Box 3553
Wilson, NC 27895-3553
you are asking for a brochure, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed
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