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Familyhood -10-3

#Familyhood -10-3   Since the inception of The Familyhood Connection Inc, our mission and strategy of promoting programs that bring the generations together to improve communities, has evolved with technology to include the hashtag “#” in front of the word “Familyhood.” To create a general understanding of what #Familyhood means, this document, “ #Familyhood – 10-3 ” was written. 10-3 represents October 3rd, 2015- the launch date of 1stSaturdays.com. #Familyhood has three main definitions: 1) #Familyhood is one word to define The Intergenerational Enterprise. The Intergenerational Enterprise is a collaboration between a school’s Student Government Association, Parent Teacher Association,...

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Why #Familyhood

Why #Familyhood? According to Hotep (#hotepsadventure), #familyhood is one word to describe The Inter-generational Enterprise. Also, according to Hotep, The Inter-Generational Enterprise is the collaboration of a schools three main organizations and community partners. A school’s three main organizations are the schools Student Government Association, Parent Teacher Association and Alumni Association. Why #familyhood then in essence is asking two main questions: 1) why should every school first have these organizations functioning? And 2) why should they collaborate? The answer to these questions, I believe is quite obvious, but let me illustrate the importance because many schools do not have these basic organizations functioning on school campuses and rarely (we have yet to see them in collaboration). One of these three main school based organizations, as mentioned above, is The Student Government Association. Having a functioning student government association promotes a hands -on educational approach to teaching our countries “greatest asset” – promoters of -“DEMOCRACY.” For example, through the process of a school hosting an election, which usually involves first a criteria of which students can run for office (i.e. 2.5 gpa and up, school service hours, etc) students are able to act out one of their most important rights as a future adult- the right to vote. Once their candidates are elected, i.e. the president, secretary, treasurer, vice-president, etc, and board meetings are conducted, the students learn usually Roberts...

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How #Familyhood will work

Our Strategy to attain #Familyhood is Healthy Economics. According to David N. Roach, “Healthy Economics,” is an inter-generational approach of increasing sustainability from within a community by utilizing schools as centers for development. Healthy Economics defines the school in every community as the nucleus of that communities development. Healthy Economics divides this nucleus into three main school based organizations and seeks to collaborate them. Healthy Economics is divided into four main programs to pursuit the above. They are: The Friends of School Program, 1st Saturdays, The Intergenerational Enterprise and Mo’ Better Food. A brief description of how they work together to advance a community towards Familyhood is below. (the order could vary in different school sites). 1. One first becomes “a friend” of the school. 2. “A friend” of the school assists the school in having a functioning Student Government Association, Parent Teacher Association and Alumni Association. 3. “The friend” gains the support of the school’s Principal to enable “the friend” to recruit members to join each of the above organizations. 4. The Principal adopts 1st Saturday’s as the official monthly volunteer day and site by “SAVING THE 1st SATURDAY’S DATES” for the entire year. 5. During the 1st Saturdays event, if the school has a functioning Student Government Association and/or Parent Teacher Association and/or Alumni Association, updates from representatives are recommended. If the school does not have any...

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