Girl Scouts and ‘Parents Step Ahead’ Join Forces

Girl Scouts and ‘Parents Step Ahead’ Join Forces

Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas and El Hispano News’ ‘Parents Step Ahead’ are partners to increase parental involvement in their child’s activities


SHARE THIS ARTICLE

Dallas, TX–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–October 31, 2007–El Hispano News’ “Parents Step Ahead” is proud to announce a mutual collaboration between their community outreach program and the Girls Scouts of Northeast Texas Hispanic Initiative. The program is meant to recognize, educate, enable and empower parents to take a proactive role in the educational and personal development of their children.

The Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas will sponsor the “Parents Step Ahead” events in Garland and Dallas. Each event is free of charge and includes several seminars aimed at educating parents on the importance of their involvement in the educational and personal development of their children. “Sponsoring ‘Parents Step Ahead’ is part of the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas’ Hispanic Initiative to increase the awareness of the Girl Scout program and membership opportunities for girls and adults within the Hispanic Community,” said Jennifer Ware, Chief Development Officer of Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas. As part of the program, selected parents will be named El Hispano News’ “Parents Step Ahead” Parents of the Year and be recognized with an award and grand prize package at the PSA Gala on December 6, 2007 at the Renaissance Hotel in Dallas. Selection will be based on seminar attendance and participation. This year the program events will be hosted at schools throughout the Dallas, Fort Worth and Garland Independent School Districts, including:

Dallas

— Arcadia Park Elementary School – April 21, 2007

— Moises Molina High School – November 17, 2007

Fort Worth

— D. McRae Elementary School – September 29, 2007

— E.M. Daggett Elementary School – October 20, 2007

Garland

Bullock Elementary School – November 10, 2007

Seminar topics will include internet safety and the dangers of online child predators, developing test taking skills, parenting with love and logic, understanding the influence of gangs and drugs on children and underage drinking, among other topics.

“We are so pleased the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas have partnered with us as we finish up our second year. Ultimately, by educating parents on the importance of their involvement in their child’s educational and personal development we will reach the kids and hopefully make a difference in their lives because a child with vacant parents will struggle twice as much to find their way in life”, said Lupita Colmenero, founder of “Parents Step Ahead” and publisher of El Hispano News.

About El Hispano News

El Hispano News is the oldest Hispanic publication in the Dallas-Fort Worth area; serving the Hispanic community since 1986. Please visit: http://www.elhispanonews.com.

About Parents Step Ahead

A community outreach initiative aimed at educating, enabling and empowering parents to take a proactive role in the educational and personal development of their children. Please visit http://www.parentsstepahead.org

About Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas: Girl Scouts is a “girl-led” organization where girls develop their leadership potential through activities that enable them to discover their values, skills, and the world around them; connect with others in a multicultural environment; and take action to make a difference in the world. Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas serves 42,000 girls and 15,000 adults in 32 northeast Texas counties. For more information call 972-349-2420 or visit http://www.gsnetx.org.

Girl Scouts of the USA: Girl Scouts of the USA is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls with 3.7 million girl and adult members throughout the United States. Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts is the leading authority on girls’ healthy development and builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. The organization serves girls in every corner of the United States, including Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, as well as destinations abroad. For more information call (800) GSUSA 4 U [(800) 478-7248] or visit http://www.girlscouts.org.

Girl Scouts and ‘Parents Step Ahead’ Join Forces