Last year, STARS co-founder, Jill Shook helped bring the Parent Project to Pasadena. This 10 to 16-week parent training program teaches parents strategies to deal with the most basic to the most destructive of teen behaviors – from poor school attendance to drug use to gangs and violence.
LACF has witnessed first-hand, the undeniable benefit these classes bring. In a recent Pasadena Star News Article, Amy Cardenas, 16, whose mother, Alicia, now serves on our Parent Committee Board said she saw big changes at home after her mother went through a Parent Project training. Before the training, she said the two of them would argue “like sisters.” Now, she says they “sit down and discuss things.”
Two of Pasadena’s13 certified Parent Project teachers are also the mother of and cousin to David Carillo, 17, who has been a part of Lake Avenue Community Foundation’s STARS and Mentoring programs for over 10 years. Artemiza Carillo and Patricia Guzman originally attended the training themselves and found it so helpful they wanted to share it with others and become trainers themselves.
LACF is excited to see parents empowering parents. Youth are most supported when their own parents are involved and we applaud and appreciate ones like Alicia Cardenas, Artemiza Carillo and Patricia Guzman that are taking an active approach in empowering themselves and others just like them to be successful.
For more information about the Parent Project and local classes visit www.parentproject.com or call (626) 585-3010. (Offered in Spanish and English).
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