Discuss who is all involved in ensuring the success of a chapter. After discussing the first five key players (copilots and passengers) click once to bring up PARENTS.
Discuss ways parents are currently involved in the chapter. After discussion, introduce idea of the “parent liaison”.
The role of a Best Buddies Parent Liaison (PL) is to serve as the primary connection between a Best Buddies chapter, the Best Buddies state office, and parents of the chapter participants.
PLs will be provided with training and support from the Best Buddies staff. PLs will also be provided with the parent contact information (primarily E-mail addresses) to help parents stay informed about future Best Buddies events, share information about upcoming programs and conferences for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and serve as a general support for the chapter. This position can be as involved as the PL is able!
Review Parent Liaison Job Description handout.
Open discussions regarding parent involvement in other states and obstacles that students face when trying to include parents in fundraising initiatives.
2013 lc ppt parent involvement
ELEVATE PARENT INVOLVEMENT
Program Manager Officers Advisors Chapter Members School administrationPARENTSWHO ARE YOUR COPILOTS ANDPASSENGERS?
ParentLiaisonBBChapterBBStateOfficeChapterParentsROLE OF A PARENT LIAISON
Identify a parent Training and support provided by BestBuddies program staff Provide parent liaison with all chapterparent email and phone contacts Maintain communicationPREPARING FORPARENT LIAISON SUCCESS
Distribute chapter meeting/eventinformation and other updates Coordinate parent coffee hours orinformal gatherings Attend the chapter’s ParentInformation Meeting Create a Facebook page for thechapter’s parents Organize a fundraising event for thechapter to help raise funds for thechapter Secure parent chaperones forchapter activities Organize an opportunity for a BestBuddies Ambassador to give aspeech in your community Facilitate transportation and carpools Assist with food/drink supplies forchapter events/meetings Create a team for the FriendshipWalk Volunteer at a Best Buddies stateevent Volunteer as a speech coach at anAmbassador trainingFLIGHT PLAN FOR PARENT LIAISONIdentify the Parent Liaisons Responsibilities
Parent liaison atFishers HS (Indiana) Served as parentliaison for three years Member of the BBINFriendship WalkcommitteeONE-ON-ONE WITH A PARENT LIAISONZenobia (second from left) with sons, Nick and Zach,and BB middle school advisor, Emily.Special Guest – Zenobia Curtis
Organize a parent teamfor the Friendship Walk Chapter theme basket tobe sold as a silentauction item Secure corporatesponsorships Purchase tickets to a BBstate fundraising event Serve on the FriendshipWalk or other stateevent committeeNEW HEIGHTSParent Involvement in State Fundraisers
How are parents involved in the FriendshipWalk and other state events in your state? What obstacles do you face when workingto include parents in fundraising initiatives(chapter or state)?NEW HEIGHTSParent Involvement with State Fundraisers