Mott Haven parents learn to lead communities

Several parents graduated Tuesday from a nationwide initiative program to help parents become family role models and leaders in their communities.

THE BRONX - Several parents graduated Tuesday from a nationwide initiative program to help parents become family role models and leaders in their communities.

Yudith Fleary is among the new graduates at the East Side House Settlement.

For an entire year, Fleary and Bronx parents volunteered their time taking part in weekly workshops provided through a grant by Toyota Family Learning, a nationwide initiative to promote children's literacy.

"They started teaching us to deal with children's behavior, how to get involved more in community and work with them to solve problems and community issues,' said Fleary.

Organizers say that the program helps participating parents and the community because what is learned is passed on to others in the neighborhood, benefitting more local families.

Besides workshops, parents also got an opportunity to get more involved in their neighborhood by taking part in safety and cleanup initiatives.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

News 12 asked Bronx residents about their favorite 1 Word on the Street: Dog breeds
VIDEO: FDNY hangs bunting at slain EMT's station 2 VIDEO: FDNY hangs bunting at slain EMT's station
Athena Skeeter agreed to a plea deal. 3 Day care operator gets prison in toddler's death
News 12 is told the unidentified man and 4 2 suspects steal medicine from Bronx Rite Aid
Union members from 32 BJ SEIU gathered outside 5 Union members rally for release of man detained by ICE

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE