Stay Tuned: People Empowering People Workshops
Teach Our Children's and Youth UnleashED "People Empowering People" workshops
Join Us & Bring a Friend: Parents, Youth, Father Groups, Grandparents, Teen Parents Community Leaders-Lunch, Child Care, Reading Circles, Homework Support...
Teach Our Children's "People Empowering People" workshops supports a diverse group of emerging parent, student and community leaders working to make positive change in their personal lives, schools, family and in the community. Through parent life skills building and leadership training, our trained facilitators will provide positive lifelong learning experiences and insights into understanding personal and collective power & change.
What can you expect:
•Diverse & Engaging RETREAT on Building Strong Communities/ Shaping Future Leaders/ Culture & Community
•The leadership, Advocacy & Action training workshops
•10 weeks of hands on WORKSHOPS Place: To be Determined
•Community PROJECTS – a time to put your plan for community change into ACTION
•Graduation –CELEBRATING Your Success
The 2011-2012 NHPS School Budget cuts funds for textbooks by $166,255 leaving only $617,777 to cover nearly 20,000 students or $31 per student per year
The average textbook costs $70-120.
We are not even budgeting enough to update textbooks every 14 years.
We are working to ensure that all students have the materials they need to learn.
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Accomplishments To Date
Youth Unleashed student leaders and Teach Our Children parent leaders held Press Conference to address school transportation safety due to the recent death of an eight year old that became unresponsive on a school bus. http://www.nhregister.com/
Youth Unleashed advocating to ensure they have a fair selection process as it relates to the New Haven “new” Charter revision in 2013 that allows for youth participation on the School Board http://yaledailynews.com/blog/
Teach Our Children launched "Equity for ALL" Leadership and Campaign Development which has resulted in a New Haven lawmaker introducing, on our behalf, Senate Bill 667 AN ACT REQUIRING EQUITY IMPACT STATEMENTS FOR CERTAIN BILLS: To permit the legislature to assess the impact of its policies and to ensure that both the intent and impact of such policies are consistent with the values of fairness and equity. This law, if passed will begin the next level of empowering our members, that reside in disenfranchised low income majority communities of color, to demand that decision makers assess racial and economic impact of certain bills before they become law. In other words stop disparate bills from becoming law! http://www.courant.com/
- Hosted a Mayoral Candidates Forum where all four candidates answered questions drafted by parents, students, and teachers..
- Held a public meeting to address parent and students concerns about NHPS budget priorities that featured Mayor DeStefano as our special guest..
- Secured an array of improved and expanded translation services for Spanish speaking parents across the district.
- Got NHPS to translate web page into Spanish.
- Secured improved discipline and bullying policies for the entire school district.
- Hosted a standing room only (116 people) public meeting to demand that the Superintendent make concrete improvements to address suspension and discipline.
- Got the school system to make sure that children can take textbooks home
- Stopped the Board of Education from passing a policy saying that parents need an appointment to visit their child’s school and that the Board chairman can stop discussion whenever he wants at Board of Ed meetings
- Began door-to-door neighborhood outreach and outreach outside of schools to speak with parents
- Held a press conference at Katherine Brennan school to urge the principal to communicate with parents about serious school incidents
- Conducted a series of parent trainings
- Teach Our Children was founded and began conducting parents through door to door outreach in January 2006
In 2012 Youth UnleashED joined forces with UNITE HERE Local 217 and other parent and youth leaders throughout New Haven and launched a campaign to bring fresh cooking back to our school kitchens, as well as healthier and more appetizing food for students in New Haven.
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