Several West End families of students attending Hays-Porter Elementary School are participating in Toyota Family Learning program.
This program, led by Beech Acres Parenting Center, is helping families in West End forge a new movement of families learning together, gaining new skills, contributing to their communities, and sharing what they've learned with other families—within and also beyond school walls, on the go, and using technology.
Toyota Family Learning program is built on these four cornerstones: Parent Time, Parent and Child Together (PACT) Time®, Family Service Learning, and Family Mentoring. The families have defined three major community-related projects they will work on this year:
Previous projects have shown that when children and families solve community issues together, they are simultaneously learning and applying 21st century college and career readiness skills.
Today the families spent two hours working on a plan for their Website, identifying required content and dividing tasks between team members. They are eager to make a difference in the West End community, while learning new skills together with their children, and then sharing them with other families in West End.