Strengthening Families Program
Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows is excited to offer a new educational opportunity to our members, their families, and the community. The Strengthening Families Program is a 10 week, evidence-based program in which children, ages 6-17, and their parents attend
classes focusing on topics that help create happier, more successful families. Each class is two hours in length and allows for parents and their children to eat a meal together, separate for class, and engage in a family activity and discussion around each week’s module. Weekly modules include topics such as: Communicating with Love and Understanding; Alcohol, Tobacco, Drug Use; Setting Consequences and Limits; and Choosing Good Friends and Monitoring Activities.
The Strengthening Families Program is completely free, including a meal and childcare for children under the age of six. Children whose families participate must become members of Boys & Girls Club and as always, scholarship opportunities are available.
If you would like more information about Family PLUS programs please contact Anne Studebaker at (775) 360-2401 or email.
Family PLUS: Helping build stronger families in the Truckee Meadows
The Boys & Girls Club recently initiated our Family PLUS (Parents Leading, Uniting Serving) program to help provide support to families and empower them to fully participate in their children’s lives. Families are the primary influence for children and Family PLUS helps to provide a model that can connect parents with resources. There are five main components to the program. They include:
Kinship Care to support extended family that are primary caregivers
Father Involvement to increase the role of fathers in their children’s lives
Economic Opportunity to empower families to increase their financial potential
Outreach Strategies to reach under-served parents
Family Advocacy Network for parents of youth in the Club’s SMART Moves program