New episodes of Building Our Future's podcast, Together, We're Better, have dropped!
In episode 7 of Together, We’re Better, Community Engagement Manager Brandon Morris talks with our local Parent Advocates and our partners from the Wisconsin Partnership – a collaborative effort of the four StriveTogether-affiliated local collective impact partnerships in Wisconsin, about how parents can lead change in their communities, specifically for early childhood care and education. Featured in this episode are Parents Advocate for Child Care (PACC) Fellows: Ashley Wells, Genevieve Gerou and Patrick Langston.
One parent advocate, Ashley Wells, explains how the PACC Fellowship equipped her with the necessary skills to confidently speak with her elected representatives and inspire other parents to use their power as a parent to make changes.
In episode 8 of Together, We're Better, learn about the origin of Building Our Future and how the partnership has evolved over the past five years. The latest episode features Jean Moran, retired CEO of LMI Packaging, Todd Battle, president of Kenosha Area Business Alliance and Tatjana Bicanin, executive director of BOF as they walk down memory lane on how Building Our Future became the first collective impact initiative in Kenosha County to address social and educational outcomes in Kenosha County.
Building Our Future has teamed up with Bright by Text to send free activities, games, and resources right to your cell phone. Messages are targeted to your child’s age and include information on child development, language and early literacy, health and safety, behavioral tips, and more. To sign up, simply go to bit.ly/BBTKenosha or text the word “BADGER” to 274448.
This free program, offered in communities around the nation, offers parents and caregivers expert tips and resources for children, Prenatal to age 8. Interactions a child has with adult caregivers at this stage of their life set the foundation for future learning, behavior, and health. Bright by Text shares fun and easy activity ideas, positive parenting tips and resources, and information about the child’s physical development.
In addition, Bright by Text sends occasional messages about events and resources specific to the Kenosha County community, like free museum days, health clinics, and preschool open enrollment periods.
To sign up, simply go to bit.ly/BBTKenosha or text the word “BADGER” to 274448. You will receive two to five short text messages per week, and each message provides a link for more information. To sign up additional children, simply text “BADGER” to 274448 an additional time for each child.
Have a fun free family event or service? We want people know about it! Submit information about your event or resource to at http://bit.ly/BBTMessages, or contact Lynn Debilzen at email@example.com. Please note we require a minimum of two weeks’ notice to approve the text message. Please make sure your event is in alignment with Strengthening Families Protective Factors. When sending information, please include the full URL where families can access more information about the program/activity/service.