Strengthening the Family Workshops

EIP students and their parents are both required to attend Strengthening the Family (STF) sessions during their 8th grade year. Sessions will be provided in English and Spanish. Information on your assigned sessions will be emailed closer to the date. Contact us as soon as possible if you are unable to attend your session to be rescheduled for a make-up. Students who do not complete STF as an 8th grader will be removed from EIP.

Upcoming Sessions: November 2022

Group 1: Prince William
Tuesday, November 8th, 2022, from 7:00p.m. - 8:30p.m. – Virtual via Zoom

Benton/ Bull Run/ Beville / Fred Lynn/ Gainesville/ Graham Park/ Hampton/Manassas Park/ Marstellar/ Mary G. Porter/ Metz/ Parkside/ Pennington Traditional School/ Potomac Shores/ Rippon/ Ronald Reagan/ Saunders/ Unity Braxton/ Woodbridge

Be sure to check your email for more details

 

Group 2: Fairfax 1

Wednesday, November 9th, 2022, from 7:00p.m. - 8:30p.m. – Virtual via Zoom

Carl Sandburg/ Holmes/ Poe/ Whitman 

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Group 3: Fairfax 2

Saturday, November 12th from 10:00a.m. - 11:30a.m. – Virtual via Zoom

Glasgow/ Katherine Johnson/ Luther Jackson  

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Group 4: Alexandria & Arlington

Thursday, November 17, 2022, from 7:00p.m. - 8:30p.m. – Virtual via Zoom 

Hammond/ George Washington/ Gunston/ Patrick Henry  

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Group 5: Arlington

Saturday, November 19th, 2022, from 2:00p.m. - 3:30p.m.  – Virtual via Zoom

Dorothy Hamm/ Kenmore/ Mary Ellen Henderson/ Swanson/ Thomas Jefferson  

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Our Facilitators

The facilitators are experienced professionals in the fields of education, social work, and engineering. They have provided STF workshops for over 10 years. Combined, they have meaningfully impacted over 1000 families of the Early Identification Program.

Student Experience

The Strengthening the Family program component explores issues that adolescents face, such as self-advocacy, effective  communication, understanding family dynamics, and appreciation of parents. In addition, STF explores cultural diversity and helps students understand and navigate a multicultural environment. Students learn the safe and responsible use of social media such as Facebook and Twitter.

Parent Experience

The Strengthening the Family program component stresses the role of parental involvement in their child’s secondary education experience. Families have the opportunity to explore issues such as peer pressure and self-image. Parents have the opportunity to learn and share effective methods of communication with their children. Parents also learn the role that social media plays in their students learning and overall socialization. In addition, parents will learn how to support their students as they pursue college.

8th Grade Families

8th graders: EIP students and their parents are both required to attend all four, 1.5 hour sessions during the course of their 8th grade school year. Sessions will be held via Zoom for the 2022-2023 school year due to COVID-19 restrictions. More information about your assigned dates will be emailed and mailed home closer to the event date.

10th Grade Families

10th graders: A follow up STF session is provided for 10th graders during the High School to College event in January. More information will be emailed and mailed home closer to the event date.

 

Please call EIP office 703-993-3120 or email eip@gmu.edu if you have any questions.