Provided by FWCP 01/20/2021
FWCP Community Resources Weekly Newsletter
The newsletter has sections in the following order (not in alphabetical order):
- Have You Heard...?
- Articles for Families
- Educational Resources
- Family and Community Resources
* Please note, the information provided has been gathered in collaboration with various coalitions and alliances within Fort Worth.
Have You Heard...?
Baby Day by First3Years
To learn more about First3Years, visit their website: https://first3yearstx.org/
Dream Big FW Scholarship Opportunity
You are invited to support and encourage Tarrant County public school Juniors to apply for a unique scholarship opportunity. The Dream Big Fort Worth Determined Scholar Award was created by the Morton H. Meyerson Family Foundation, the Rainwater Charitable Foundation and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram as a way to provide Tarrant County students who have overcome adversity with resources and experiences to continue to excel in college and beyond.
Applications are due January 25, 2021, and new cohort of Determined Scholars will be announced in April 2021. Winners will receive free SAT/ACT prep, personalized college advising and the opportunity to earn up to $20,000 in scholarship funds. Check out their website: www.dreambigfortworth.org for information and a link to the application. If you have any questions, you can reach them by contacting email@example.com.
Help Me Grow North Texas
Visit the site: https://helpmegrownorthtexas.org/
Articles for Families
This section provides articles with resources and/or opportunities for families and campuses.
Early Learning Alliance Resources
To learn more about Early Learning Alliance, visit their website: https://earlylearningntx.org/
Texas A&M Law School and Cooks Children Provide Free Legal Services to Families
To learn more about the collaboration, visit: https://today.tamu.edu/2020/12/21/texas-am-law-school-cook-childrens-provide-free-legal-services-to-families/
*Taken from article.
Websites for Families
- Family Education: An all-encompassing website that covers all aspects of family life from pregnancy to babies, kids, and teens. A comprehensive section contains articles about education from grade level help to homeschooling. Other areas of interest include areas of family life, food with meal planning cooking tips, and advice from the experts. http://www.familyeducation.com/
- National Center for Families Learning - The National Center for Families Learning offers a range of free resources to meet different literacy and education challenges.
Free Resources Page: https://www.familieslearning.org/resources/out-of-school-time
Visit NCFL website for more information about the organization: https://www.familieslearning.org/
- The National Parenting Center: This website has a little bit of everything – printables for the kids, recipes, parenting articles for all ages, a message board, and more. Find support and advice for all things parenting. Discover what products and services receive their prestigious seal of approval. http://www.tnpc.com/
- Parents: This parenting magazine also has a website with articles, recipes, craft ideas, and more. Find advice on fertility and pregnancy, baby, toddlers, and older children. Fun articles about holidays and food offer good tips and advice. http://www.parents.com/
- National Association for Family, School, and Community Engagement: Advancing high-impact policies and practices for family, school, and community engagement to promote child development and improve student achievement. https://nafsce.org/
This section provides educational resources, information, and/or articles related to students and learing.
BRIT Online Educational Resources
BRIT Green Revolution Teen Tuesday
February 9th: Citizen Scientist, The Armchair Botanist
FREE! – Registration required for attendance
Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Time: 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Location: Online program through Zoom Meetings. Register: https://shop.brit.org/education/Green_Rev?page=1
Registration Closes: Monday, February 8, 2021
The Collegiate Programming and Advisement Department of FWISD - January Scholarship Opportunities
The Collegiate Programming and Advisement Department has worked to compile a list of scholarship opportunities that range from elementary to high school. Below are the JANUARY scholarship listings.
Local scholarships are highlighted in blue.
FWISD Office of Adult Education
We recognize that education is a lifelong process. With our staff and instructors, we are dedicated to supporting adults who are interested in continuing their education and career readiness. Adult Education courses are designed specifically to meet the needs of working adult learners. We provided flexibility schedules to meet the needs of all students that are interested in the Adult Education and Literacy Training Program. Our program is here to provide you with resources needed to advance in educational and career opportunities, that will allow students to achieve educational and career goals. All adult education classes are free and below is a list of classes that we offer:
- HSE (High School Equivalency- formerly known as GED)
ESL (English as a Second Language)
ABE (Adult Basic Education)
ASE (Adult Secondary Education)
EL Civic Prep
ESL for Professional ( Classes for students with a degree in there country)
IET (Integrated Education Training) Career trainings programs that lead to certification.
Fort Worth Public Library Winter Challenge 2021 Kick off
Need to shake off the winter blues? The Fort Worth Public Library has just the cure – a Winter Challenge to start off fresh in 2021, get on track and have some fun.
The Winter Challenge is geared for readers of all ages – adults and children. Participants can track their activities using Beanstack to earn virtual badges. Beanstack is free to use on a computer or to download onto an Android or Apple mobile device.
The goal is not only to learn, dream about and do new things, but also to help new Beanstack users become familiar with the app. As it did in 2020, participants in the Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge will use the service to track progress, earn badges and work toward cool prizes in 2021.
Learn more by visit the City of Fort Worth site: https://www.fortworthtexas.gov/news/2020/12/Library-Winter-Challenge
T3 Partnership Pledge
We are excited to announce the official launch of a collaboration between Fort Worth ISD and The Tarrant To & Through (T3) Partnership to help more students find success after high school graduation!
All FWISD juniors & seniors are eligible to participate in this program. Your encouragement and belief in your student's future helps them choose the right path after high school. T3 is there to support you in that process, too! The T3 Partnership will help your student create a customized plan and ensure that they complete a degree or credential to unlock a meaningful career and living-wage job. Taking the T3 Partnership Pledge is the first step your family must take to gain access to our program supports, which include a scholarship if your student is eligible! Check out some of the newest resources below:
- Watch the T3 Partnership Pledge overview video here
- Encourage your student to take the T3 Partnership Pledge here
- Download the Student & Family Handbook in English or Spanish here
- Watch the T3 Partnership Pledge “How To” video here
If you still have questions, reach out by emailing: Support@T3partnership.org
Compromiso de T3 Partership
El siguiente anuncio ha sido proporcionado por T3 Partnership.
¡Estamos emocionados en anunciar la inauguración oficial de una colaboración entre Fort Worth ISD y Tarrant To & Through (T3) Partnership para ayudar a más estudiantes a encontrar el éxito después de la graduación de la preparatoria!
Todos los estudiantes del tercer y cuarto año de preparatoria en el FWISD son elegibles para participar en este programa. Su aliento y creencia en el futuro de su estudiante les ayuda a elegir el camino correcto después de la preparatoria. ¡T3 también está ahí para apoyarlos en ese proceso! T3 Partnership ayudará a su estudiante a crear un plan personalizado y garantizará que terminen un título o credencial para una carrera significativa y un trabajo con salario digno. Llenando el Compromiso de T3 Partnership es el primer paso que su familia debe tomar para obtener acceso a los apoyos de nuestro programa, que incluyen una beca si su estudiante es elegible. Vean algunos de los nuevo recursos en la lista de abajo:
- Vean el video de información general del Compromiso de T3 Partnership aquí
- Anime a su estudiante a tomar el Compromiso de T3 Partnership aquí
- Descarguen el Manual para estudiantes y familias en inglés o español aquí
- Mira el video "cómo hacer" aquí
Para más asistencia envíenos un correo electrónico a: Support@T3partnership.org
Family and Community Resources
This section provides information and resources for medical care, health, and wellness in and around Fort Worth.
Best Place for Kids
Visit their website for more information and resources: https://bestplace4kids.com/
The City of Fort Worth and Tarrant County expanding COVID-19 testing sites
Early Childhood Services at MHMR Tarrant
Visit the Eventbrite page to see a description of each group, date, time, and registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/d/online/presented-by-mhmr-tarrant/
Visit Early Childhood Services website for additional information: http://earlyisbestnorthtexas.org/
For information and resources related to COVID testing, Food Pantries, Student Activities, Back To School Events, and Family Learning Opportunities, please check out over 2,400 resources in the FINDconnect Knowledgebase. Our Navigator Team has been working hard to keep resources up to date for families and providers in the community. For assistance finding additional resources or programs, please reach out to the Navigator team at 1-844-NTX-KIDS (689-5437).
North Texas Area Community Health Center
Visit their site for more information: https://ntachc.org/
Parents as Teachers - FWISD
¿Cómo ayuda a sus hijos a aprender, crecer, y desarrollarse para alcanzar su máximo potencial?
Parents as Teachers helps you understand child development and connects you to the resources you need to make the best choices for your family. Parents as Teachers offers free personal/virtual visits customized for the needs of your family. Learn more about their program by visiting their website at: parentsasteachers.org .
Parents as Teachers ayuda a usted a comprender el desarrollo infantily a conectar con los recursos que necesitan para tomar las mejores decisiones para su familia. Parents as Teachers ofrece visitas personales/virtual gratuitas adaptadas a las necesidades de su familia. Obtenga más información sobre su programa visitando su sitio web en: parentsasteachers.org .
Tarrant Area Food Bank
Tarrant Area Food Bank distributes food to pantries and other nonprofits across North Texas who are ready to serve those in need. If you or your loved ones need food, use the TAFB search to find a local food pantry.
Volunteers are also needed! If you are interested in volunteering, visit https://tafb.galaxydigital.com/need/detail/?need_id=533891 to sign up.
Tenant Empowerment Workshops from Center of Transforming Lives
Texas Workforce Solutions
(Description taken from website.)
Texas Workforce Commission
UNTHSC Pediatric Mobile Clinic - Calendar for 2020-2021
- Check-ups for iron, vision, and hearing
- Sick visits
Call 817.929.KIDS (5437) to make an appointment. Visit their website for more information: https://www.unthsc.edu/patient-care/mobile-peds-clinic/