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Rene Howitt Speaks at 2016 Gala

Rene Howitt spoke at the 2016 Gala. Contact Rene to have her speak for your group or school.

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2016 Gala a Huge Success

Thanks to everyone who made the 2016 COPE Gala such a success, including our wonderful sponsors and donors. Here are some highlights from the evening.

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“Life-Line” Wins Distinction Award

The “Life-Line” DVD, created by Plum Media for Cope24, recently won a Communicators Award of Distinction in the 22nd Annual Communicator Award of Distinction“Life-Line” is available on DVD.… Read the rest

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Rene Howitt gives keynote speech at FCSEM

COPE24 founder Rene Howitt gave the final keynote speech at the FCSEM Conference,  August 1-2, 2016. She says:

fcesmI just had the pleasure of giving the final keynote at the FCSEM Conference in Frankenmuth, MI. The Family Consumer Science Educators of Michigan held their annual conference at the Bavarian Inn. What a great group of educators dedicated to creating healthier Read the rest

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New ELEMENTS Video “Parenting Under The Influence”

Our second documentary, Parenting Under The Influence, in our “ELEMENTS” series is now available!

As we wrap up filming our latest documentary which subject drugs and alcohol and parenting, I’m filled with great concern for our nation. It’s not hard to imagine that children being raised in a home where the parents are addicts would be … Read the rest

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Rene Howitt keynote speaker ALAFCS Annual Teacher Conference

alabamaRene Howitt was the keynote speaker for the ALAFCS Annual FCS Teacher Conference, Hoover, Alabama, on April 1st. http://alafcs.org/annual_meeting.htmlRead the rest

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Rene Howitt Keynote Speaker at the Mid-Winter FCSTAT Conference

traumaRene Howitt was keynote speaker at the Mid-Winter FCSTAT Conference in San Antonia, TX on January 22, 2016. She would like to thank all of the FCS teachers from Texas that attended this conference and inviting her to do the keynote address. The breakout sessions on Trauma Informed Training were a great experience for all of us.… Read the rest

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2015 Gala Gallery

The 2015 Fundraising Gala was a huge success.  Thanks to all who attended and participated in our auction, raffles and Fund-A-Need. Work has already begun on our next reality-based documentary video. That wouldn’t be possible without all of the support from our sponsors and guests.

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COPE24 visits Greenfield Central High School

Rene Howitt presented COPE24 to FACS educators Nov. 9th, at Greenfield Central High School in Greenfield, IN.

We don’t include every school Rene speaks at on these pages but wanted to give a special shout out to Greenfield Central HS in Indiana. Their class was assigned to read “Whose Best Interest”, Rene’s first book. A student contacted Rene directly, after … Read the rest

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Thanks for FACS Teachers of Missouri

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Congratulations to Rene Howitt, winner of the Missouri Educators of Family & Consumer Sciences Legislative Business Advocate of the Year award.

My thanks goes out to all the FACS teachers of Missouri and across the country who passionately care about our youth and the health of our families. – ReneRead the rest

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