EIP students and their families are both required to attend ONE Strengthening the Family workshop in 8th grade. If given prior notice of childcare need, childcare (children 3 years and up) will be provided at most sessions. Sessions will be provided in English and Spanish. Information on what sessions are available will be mailed home closer to the date. Contact us as soon as possible if you cannot attend your session in order to make it up. Students who do not complete STF as an 8th grader will not continue in EIP
Saturday, June 2nd, 2018
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Glasgow Middle School
4101 Fairfax Pkwy, Alexandria,VA 22312
Strengthening the Family 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.
Strengthening the Family for Students
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.
Strengthening the Family for Parents
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.
Strengthening the Family for 8th graders:
8th graders: EIP students and their families are both required to attend ONE Strengthening the Family workshop in 8th grade. More information will be mailed home closer to the event date.
Strengthening the Family for 10th graders:
10th graders: A follow up STF session is provided for 10th graders during the High School to College event on January 20, 2018. More information will be mailed home closer to the event date.
Please call EIP office 703-993-3120 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.