Spotlight on Positive Parenting
about your active PTA groups! In Hackensack, NJ, members of
the Fanny Meyers Hillers PTA mounted a campaign for a parenting
program. They looked for funding, wrote a successful grant
and prevailed upon the elementary school's parent-teacher
liaison, Jerome Pemberton to organize and lead the
first group of about 20 dedicated parents is meeting weekly
utilizing Effective Black Parenting in a 15-week program.
Keys to attendance for this group include a dinner meal for
the families and babysitting and activities for the children
while the parents meet for 2 hours in the evening. The program
is held in the public housing community where these parents
public housing community is made up of African-American and
Latino residents. When training is complete, Mr. Pemberton
will initiate a program called Los Ninos for the Latino families.
In January, a program targeting the Caucasian PTA members
will begin. This very active PTA is excited about the programming
because it was their idea. They have the full support of the
administration with the school principal sharing dinner and
building a supportive relationship with them.
find out more about how this program works and how you could
replicate it in your community, contact:
Fanny Meyers Hillers School
56 Longview Avenue
Hackensack, NJ 07601
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