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Fostering Family Leaders

Tuesday - February 7, 2017

Facilitated this past summer, Fostering Family Leaders is one of United Way of Greater Atlanta’s newest initiatives, a program in which the organization educates existing agencies on how to build upon family leadership throughout the communities in which they serve. 

Through a 20-hour training, the Fostering Family Leaders (FFL) curriculum teaches families, educators and service providers how to develop and strengthen family-staff partnerships, how to create and sustain family engagement opportunities and how to increase parent leadership skills.
The FFL training is offered through ten two-hour sessions that will span over several months.  Throughout the training, numerous topics will be covered including, but not limited to strategies of effective communication, how to affirm leadership within oneself, and learning to support children during academic transitions. 

After a multi-step application process five agencies were chosen to receive mini grants to implement their own FFL trainings within various communities in the metropolitan region.  The 2016- 2017 FFL grantees are Reach Services Inc., the Clayton County Board of Health, Families First, the Butts County Family Enrichment Center and Easter Seals North Georgia.  These grantees began facilitating their own FFL trainings as early as October 2016 and will complete all trainings by May 2017.

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