Increasing family and community engagement by 100 percent

The Weekly Challenger and Parent Support for Education, Inc. (PSFEC) began a partnership in August 2012, which supports the objective to increase family engagement in struggling schools by 100 percent within 3-5 years.

Last month, PSFEC began a special partnership with Melrose Elementary School to support building school-family, church and community relationships.

One of the initiatives includes the Parent Awards, which is designed to celebrate family/parent engagement.

The Parent Award is not a contest; rather it’s an effort to bring attention the unsung heroes (parents, grandparents and family members and friends) that have a compassionate interest in the success of children.

Join with PSFEC in applauding Melrose’s first recipients: Alesha Gibson and Moneshea Harris.

Please note that the award is given to parents and or caring adults who, while encountering many challenges, are engaged in all aspects of the lives of their children.

Ms. Gibson takes her children to breakfast each morning and then walks them to class. She is extremely supportive of the behavior system; she is only a phone call or text away. She makes sure homework has been completed and always asks if she can do more to help. Congrats Ms. Gibson! God Bless you and your family.

Ms. Harris walks her children to school daily. She attends school activities, events and she stresses the importance of education and academics to her children. She is always willing to help out at school when her schedule allows.

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