June 17, 2010 <ul><li>Helping Parents  </li></ul><ul><li>Empower their Teens  </li></ul><ul><li>to be Charitable </li></ul>
Yes, you  CAN  work with the Parents See   Parents as Partners   –   make sure they understand and support your program’s ...
Ask parents to get out of the car - <ul><li>  Use the orientation to :   </li></ul><ul><li>Explain  expectations - Clarify...
“ Where’s the Beef?” Demonstrate the program’s value through ongoing communication  and activities . <ul><li>It’s not just...
Parents want to know… <ul><li>Ma nishtanah- </li></ul><ul><li>Why is this activity different than all others?  </li></ul><...
Is that my child? <ul><li>Show the program’s quality by creating  </li></ul><ul><li>opportunities for parent’s to see the ...
Parents can  Learn  too ( really ) <ul><li>Be the change you want to see </li></ul><ul><li>Parallel study and experiences ...
Been there, done that… now what? <ul><li>Work with parents to develop - </li></ul><ul><li>Next steps </li></ul><ul><ul><li...
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a guide to help parents foster philanthropy attitudes and actions in their teens.

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Helping Parents Empower Their Teens

  1. 1. June 17, 2010 <ul><li>Helping Parents </li></ul><ul><li>Empower their Teens </li></ul><ul><li>to be Charitable </li></ul>
  2. 2. Yes, you CAN work with the Parents See Parents as Partners – make sure they understand and support your program’s goals. Get their Buy-in .
  3. 3. Ask parents to get out of the car - <ul><li> Use the orientation to : </li></ul><ul><li>Explain expectations - Clarify roles of facilitator, parents and teens </li></ul><ul><li>Understand responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Offer value-added role ( it’s not just carpooling ) </li></ul><ul><li>Motivate and excite parents </li></ul>
  4. 4. “ Where’s the Beef?” Demonstrate the program’s value through ongoing communication and activities . <ul><li>It’s not just another activity. </li></ul><ul><li>Illustrate the deliverables. </li></ul><ul><li>Parents need to embrace tzedakah and tikkun olam for foundation experience to resonate with teens. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Parents want to know… <ul><li>Ma nishtanah- </li></ul><ul><li>Why is this activity different than all others? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you want me to do? </li></ul><ul><li>What is my child doing? </li></ul><ul><li>Communication – frequent, clear and brief - talk about the </li></ul><ul><li>value of the program, not just logistics </li></ul><ul><li>Email plus – parents still use (talk on) the phone </li></ul><ul><li>Two- way communication – be available and willing to listen </li></ul>
  6. 6. Is that my child? <ul><li>Show the program’s quality by creating </li></ul><ul><li>opportunities for parent’s to see the child’s </li></ul><ul><li>Growth </li></ul><ul><li>leadership </li></ul><ul><li>thoughtfulness </li></ul><ul><li>Organizational skills </li></ul><ul><li>Compassion </li></ul>
  7. 7. Parents can Learn too ( really ) <ul><li>Be the change you want to see </li></ul><ul><li>Parallel study and experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Parent Resource Guide </li></ul><ul><li>Parent’s networking site </li></ul>
  8. 8. Been there, done that… now what? <ul><li>Work with parents to develop - </li></ul><ul><li>Next steps </li></ul><ul><ul><li>At home </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Family tzedakah circle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teen charitable fund </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In the community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteer and Service Learning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Synagogue and JCC initiatives </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ellen Israelson 212.752.8277 [email_address] </li></ul></ul></ul>

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