Join MCFAPA on the 1st Thursday of June, for our monthly meeting as we welcome Ann Marie Martin with the Partnership for a Drug-Free Community to speak about youth tobacco/vaping prevention.
This program focuses on making adults, especially parents/guardians/caregivers, aware of the dangers of vapes, cigarettes, & nicotine in general as well as the need for 100-percent smoke-free policies. It’s based on the Stanford University Medical School curriculum that is presented to students, specifically grades 4-12th. They will have an anonymous pre- and post-survey that is given to the children. This, of course, is voluntary.
CHILDCARE: PLEASE NOTE, this program is geared toward children entering 4th grade and older. Childcare for this meeting will be infant through 3rd grade.
Our Kids Clothing Center will open at 5:00 PM. Childcare will open at 5:30 PM and will be available for registration until Monday May 30th. Dinner will be provided for adults. Pizza will be provided for children.
MCFAPA PARKING/ENTRANCE: We ask that all MCFAPA attendees park in parking lots 13 & 14. These are located on top of the hill by the flag pole on The Rock FWC campus. There are other events happening on campus on Thursday nights and other entrances will not be permitted for MCFAPA attendees
Join us on Thursday, April 14th from 6:00-7:00 PM as we have Cynthia Parker from the National Children’s Advocacy Center presents “Eradicating Child Abuse One Child at a Time: The prevention & intervention programs of the NCAC and how the children of our community benefit.”
About Cynthia: I am a Huntsville native, graduated from Grissom High School and Auburn University (PR). I have two adult children, Lauren, 30, and Cole, 25, and two dogs, Shelby and Daisy. I have been with the NCAC since early 2016 as the Development Director with a mission to educate and inform about the work of the NCAC. I have worked in non-profit for 30 years and am passionate about providing the support and resources to change the lives of children in Huntsville, Madison, and Madison County.
As always, any foster parents in attendance will receive 1 CE credit for training. Sign up to let us and the NCAC know you are coming…and to snag the Zoom link: https://forms.gle/PhPBeoohEAwEzzvp6
Our Board President, Brandon Bishop, was recently featured on the 1st episode of “Sitting Courtside” with Courtney Price-Dukes this week. Courtney is a former foster youth that has decided to use her past to help change the future.
Courtney is an extraordinary young lady that recently won Miss Sedgwick County in Kansas and is competing for Miss Kansas 2022 on the platform of Aging Out to Aging Forward – Adopting better practices to Foster the Youth! If you haven’t seen her TEDx talk on The Reality of Foster Care, you can do that here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIHV9ou4DCg&t=17s. That is exactly how Brandon heard of her before reaching out and connecting. 🙂 Also, please go give our friend a follow here and join her on her journey to Miss Kansas 2022!