Parents offerd free classes to ‘build successful kids’

Photo from previous event with the ACPL.
Photo from previous event with the ACPL.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)  The Allen County Public Library downtown is offering a special series for parents.  Great Kids Make Great Communities  is partnering with the library for several classes.

‘Building Successful Kids’ focuses on the 40 developmental assets and how they relate to a child’s success. Listed on the Great Kids Make Great Communities website are all 40 assets. The assets are broken up into the following categories: Support, empowerment, boundaries and expectations, constructive use of time, positive values, social competencies, and positive identity.

“What the research tells us is that the more developmental assets a child has, the better off they are,” Great Kids Make Great Communities event coordinator, Nancy Springer said. “So the more assets a child has, the more likely they are to succeed in school, the more likely they are to become leaders, the more likely they are to value diversity among their peers.”

The next sessions at the library downtown feature teaching children self-discipline and parenting in the digital age.

  • July 28, 6:30 p.m.
  • August 4, 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
  • August 11, 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

All events last about two hours, are free and open to the public.

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