Being educated is an important step towards self-reliance. Through neighborhood groups, people meet together to learn and discuss how to become more involved in their education. Action plans are made to help personal family needs as well as community needs. Participants guide the discussions around real-life issues, solve problems, and create ideas on how they may be more involved. Through business, education, and home & community everyone can discover what it takes to move from poverty to prosperity.
Interweave Solutions can help your Education groups succeed and learn about many different topics in the areas of Education, Business, Home and Community. Our program offers:
Facilitator Manuals--Available in English and Spanish
These manuals are designed to guide facilitators (without the need of previous experience) to conduct an interactive and successful self-reliance group. The manual takes you through nine lessons that help participants have the tools they need to advance their education and become self-reliant. Participants are encouraged to use half of the session to cover the topics below and half of the session to cover the topics chosen by participants themselves.
- Success in education
- Leadership for success
- Saving money and budgeting
- Prioritizing education in your home
- Participating in activities that enhance learning
- Creating a quality of life plan
- Learn to communicate with administrators and teachers
- Understand schools’ policies and procedures
- Moving forward as a self-sustained group
The last lesson gives instruction on how to personalize your group and keep it growing for years to come.
#2 Participant Manuals-Available in English and Spanish
The participant manual is a way for group members to track their goals and progress. It is their own personal journal to self-reliance and higher education. Participants have the key highlighted information from our curriculum and can customize this information to their needs. The participant manuals are a great way to keep group members motivated and on track. They are affordable and a great addition for your self-reliance parent group.
#3 Flip Charts-Available in English and Spanish
Our flip charts contain images that group facilitators can use to guide a discussion with ease. The purpose of the images is to stimulate the discussion of the group. Pictures are used in our FAMA model of teaching. FAMA is an acronym that stands for Facts, Association, Meaning and Action. In this model a picture is shown as a code which participants can use as a visual aid to stimulate meaningful conversations that promote action towards group goals. Target questions regarding these images are used as discussion tools that will enrich conversations among group participants.
#4 Power Point Presentations:-Available in English and Spanish
Our Powerpoint Presentations for each lesson in our Success! curriculum for self-reliance in Education. If you are facilitating for a big group and have the necessary access and equipment these powerpoint’s can be a great tool to enhance your group sessions. You could use them in auditoriums to facilitate staff trainings and group meetings.
#5 El Grito DVD-Available in Spanish with English subtitles
The El Grito DVD is a Spanish with English subtitles DVD that guides parents through how to navigate the US school system. From Pre-school to College graduation and beyond parents will learn how to communicate, get involved, learn the terms, save/raise money and apply for college. This DVD is just the tool you need to get your Spanish-Speaking parents involved. It also has subtitles in English to meet the needs of diverse groups.
Personalize your program:
The interweave solutions self-reliance program is meant to be personalized to meet the needs of your participants. The program teaches participants how to become successful as a group that strives to reach self-reliance. As a program you will decide who the facilitator of the group will be and who you would like to invite to participate. You will also decide the curriculum and topics you want to cover with your group.