Family Strengthening: What’s New?

February 2013:

A couple of family events this month included a family game show night at West Fairview, a talent show at Chinook, and a Bingo! Family breakfast at Tyson.


January 2013:

Camp Fire’s six sites participating in Strengthening Families Alaska (Lake Otis Elementary, Tyson Elementary, Airport Heights Elementary, Russian Jack Elementary, Chinook Elementary and West Fairview Centers Program) have been focusing on five protective factors that emphasize family strengths and promote resiliency and planning family events to bring their communities closer together.

West Fairview recently hosted a science family night where parents and kids did experiments together. Lake Otis Elementary is holding an ice bowling family event this week. Tyson Elementary will be having a jungle-theme family breakfast with monkey bread and chocolate covered bananas.

And Airport Heights hosted a community café recently, which which was a huge success! Several parents and school teachers came and engaged in conversations about the hopes and dreams they have for their kids. They also generated ideas about resources that they can offer each other as well as resources they feel they would like from Camp Fire and the school.

Each family strengthening site will also soon host a community cafe, if they have not already done so.