WOW!!! and thank you all for attending the Bright Futures workshop yesterday at Church of the Highlands.
Thanks again to Church of the Highlands for their exceptional hospitality in hosting us.
Also, let me acknowledge now (since I didn’t yesterday) First United Methodist Church of Montgomery. They “birthed” the Samaritan Counseling Center in 1997 and without their continued generous support, we would not be where we are today. Thanks.
As I mentioned when closing the workshop, I’ll be asking for volunteers to develop and plan the next steps.
Mayor Strange laid down the gauntlet for us to hold a major gathering parents (perhaps the Crampton Bowl Metroplex) where we would have some educational sessions (e.g. engagement, parenting skills, social media, social pressures, etc) and an “expo” of resources available from agencies and youth organizations (US!).
We likely will begin in late October a series of meetings to kickoff the development and planning of our next step.
I’d appreciate your responding to me if you’d like to work in this effort…it will certainly take a team.
Allow me to paraphrase what Brandon Wilemon said in the closing report from his roundtable, “We’ve been treating the fruit all these years, it’s time we treat the roots.”
I look forward to our working together to begin treating the roots of our Bright Futures.
Cary Kuhlmann, Executive Director