The Family Consumer Science teachers (FACS) across America are those charged with offering and teaching courses like Parenting, Child-Development, Family Relations, and Human Growth. These courses are often offered as electives rather than elevated to a status of extreme importance. The health of our nation’s families are at the high risk level. All of our students are the future leaders of our families, the parents. By reaching all youth during their high school careers and preparing them for the tremendous responsibility of parenting, we have an opportunity to change America’s future. Yet the FACS teachers face a very limited budget as they try to acquire new teaching material. For many students this may be our only moment to reach them before they are released to be independent into society.
COPE24, Changing Our Parenting Experience, is committed to creating reality-based videos and written products that have proven to be very effective in grabbing the attention of students across the country. Our board of directors has asked us to offer an Adopt-A-School Program to all communities. Where budgets are tight or non-existent we want FACS teachers to have an avenue that would make our material available to them.
For a donation of $300, you can complete the form telling us which school you would like to donate the COPE24 Parenting Skill Program and The Life Sentence dvd to. This form will provide us with the needed information to contact the school of your choice to see that the material will be utilized.
Teachers: We encourage you to reach out within your community to the local banker, law firm, accounting firm, Rotary, Elks, Lions, Knights of Columbus, Kiwanis Club, or any other successful merchant or citizen and ask them for this donation. Many within your communities want to be helpful and seek ways to give back. By offering them a concrete opportunity most will respond positively.
A list of schools already using the program is available here.