31 10, 2018

What Will You Do With Your $2000 to Help Your School?

By |2018-10-31T19:06:36+00:00October 31st, 2018|News|0 Comments

Hello Families and Students!! Thank you to those who attended the 2nd Annual Families Leading Change summit in Fayette County this past weekend and making it a success! (Watch WOAY TV video of FLC Summit below.)  I hope everyone took away some knowledge and understanding on how we can work together and strengthen our WV [...]

31 08, 2018

West Virginia Day of Hope

By |2018-08-31T22:15:51+00:00August 31st, 2018|News|0 Comments

As of June 5, the Wheeling Police Department has logged 58 deaths in 2018 caused by drug overdoses, and 20 of these cases occurred in May alone. According to the WV Health Statistics Center, 1,008 people died of drug overdoses in 2017, which is a 13 percent increase from the 890 fatal overdoses in 2016. Thus far 498 [...]

13 08, 2018

Families Leading Change Summit t-Shirt Design Competition

By |2018-09-11T15:10:47+00:00August 13th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Families Leading Change seeks your help-   We ask for your ideas and creativity to create a t-shirt design that helps Families Leading Change : Connect to Parent groups- organized (PTA/PTO, Circle of Parents), or other family groups (kinship care, special needs, etc.) Awareness that Families CAN and ARE Leading Change in West Virginia Schools (we [...]

30 07, 2018

WV Department of Education Seeks Community Input on School Improvement

By |2018-07-31T13:30:28+00:00July 30th, 2018|News|1 Comment

On July 27, 2018, 10am - 3pm, the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) invited Families Leading Change (FLC) and the West Virginia Parent Teachers Association (PTA) to participate in a WVDE-sponsored Community Engagement Advisory Council meeting at the Capitol Compound, (Bldg. 6). This event was open to all FLC steering committee and mini-grant team [...]

11 07, 2018

Foster a Love of Reading

By |2018-07-11T21:35:27+00:00July 11th, 2018|News|0 Comments

My mother was a librarian, so in our family reading was an important life skill like learning to drive, swimming, and balancing your checkbook.  But reading was much more than just a basic proficiency; reading was an important means of reaching other worlds and expanding the horizon of each day. The author with her [...]

29 05, 2018

Financial Literacy: Plan Now for a Better Future

By |2018-07-03T23:36:42+00:00May 29th, 2018|News|0 Comments

“The American Dream is that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement.” ~James Adams FLC Guest Blog by Mavery Davis, CPA What is Financial Literacy? Possessing the skills and knowledge about financial matters to confidently [...]

9 05, 2018

Kinship Care: Help for Extended Family Serving as Surrogate Parents

By |2018-05-10T17:28:41+00:00May 9th, 2018|News|0 Comments

On January 18, 2018, I attended a town hall forum hosted by the Children’s Home Society of West Virginia. The forum was held at Christ Church United Methodist in Charleston (1-5pm) to discuss what the community and lawmakers can do to help grandparents and other relatives who are raising children. Below are some of the [...]