We deal with a lot of crisis response here. There are so many people who are hungry or can't pay the bills or need emergency health care. They can't afford to dream about the future. They have to deal with now.
So it's nice when something comes across my desk that focuses getting kids to college in order to build a better life for themselves and families.
This college prep course is courtesy of Sue Bloom at The Boys and Girls Club.
Thanks to Wendy Hays of Healthy Start/Healthy Families of Clackamas County for information about ten Clackamas County playgroups.
Playgroups are facilitated by trained volunteers & provide opportunities for both children & parents to socialize & learn from each other. Parents can share common experiences and concerns, develop lasting friendships, and form new support networks.
Last week we told you about free tax preparation sites opening in every Oregon county. While you're at one of those sites, or while doing taxes elsewhere, make sure to check out your EITC eligibility. Every year 20 percent of people eligible for this tax credit don't claim it, leaving billions of dollars on the table.
Every additional tax credit could be a huge help. Make sure you and everyone you know isn't missing out.
In the mid-80s you couldn't escape the angst of John Hughes movies and the many, many other films that showed parents butting heads with their teens.
Well, the Strengthening Families Program (SFP) is here to help you avoid that cliche. SFP is a fun, family group class sponsored by Mid-Valley Parenting and Salem-Keizer Education Foundation that will give youth and caregivers tools to successfully transition into the teen years.