F.A.M.I.L.Y. C.A.R.E. Initiative
Fathers, all Adults and Mothers Involved in Leading Young People, who are
Slogan: For You, We (Are) Committed, Accountable, Respectful and Engaged (C.A.R.E.)
At FLON, WE believe it takes an entire F.A.M.I.L.Y. to raise Young People. This includes Fathers, all Adults and Mothers Involved In Leading Young People
Parents and other Caring Adults make up the F.A.M.I.L.Y.
Njeri Shomari, LMSW, CAMF, author of the Caring Adults Network (CAN) curriculum, states that "The family is one of the most fundamental institutions of any culture. One of the most important functions of parents and caring adults is being the first educator and the strongest advocate for a child. Working with F.A.M.I.L.Y. in our community to support young people is the best way to help them to stay focused on pursuing their dreams."
Parenting can be rewarding and enjoyable and challenging at times. You work to support their independence and newly acquired skills as you stay close by “just in case.”
Protective Factors: You are the best person to help your young person with growth issues like character, values, relationships, making sound decisions, avoidance from drugs, alcohol, tobacco, all forms of violence, prevention from teen pregnancy and peer pressure.
Throughout the year, the Caring Adult Network (CAN) sessions for parents and caring adults are scheduled. These sessions are fun, interactive, and educational.
Refreshments are served during the network time as we share innovative ways to be in support of each other and our future leaders.
Additionally, YouLEAD Assistance Network (YAN) offers Workforce Development Training: Career Exploration, Job Readiness, Unlocking MY Potential, Financial Literacy, True Colors, Leadership and Character Development.
WE Look Forward to Meeting You at the next scheduled F.A.M.I.L.Y. - CAN Workshop