Family First

"Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing."
- Jim Rohn


Our Family First program element focuses on strengthening the family unit. We encourage our COOL Creators to actively participate in helping at home. By volunteering to babysit a sibling, do chores not normally assigned to them, prepare a meal, or take the lead in creating planned family activities, a sense of responsibility, empowerment, and pride is instilled in our kids leading to healthier family bonds and a more stable home.  We promote family time through dinners, communication, and quality time spent together and our film curriculum provides many positive portraits of strong families. 

 

What you can do to help:

Many of our program participants are from low-income households, oftentimes in communities where access to healthy affordable food is difficult to find and where families don't regularly have scheduled meals together. We are seeking local restaurants, corporate partners, or even interested individuals who can provide complete hot meals and/or the ingredients for our kids to prepare once-a-week healthy sit-down meals for their families. We would also appreciate donations of your olds DVDs, family games, or books on film, that we can share with our COOL Creators.