Neighborhoods Partnership Network (NPN) and the partners of Stand Up For Our Children (SUFOC) - a community of practice dedicated to training parents to develop leadership skills that enable them to become more effective advocates for their children - recently celebrated the release of the NPN Trumpet Partners First Edition for February. The festivities were hosted by VIET, home to the Born Learning Trail, an outdoor area specifically developed to help parents and children grow play and learn together as they walk along the different steps of the path. The Born Learning Trail is located in the Village de L'est neighborhood in New Orleans East and is the result of a partnership of the Orleans Public Education Network (OPEN), VIET, Entergy and the United Way of Southeast Louisiana.
SUFOC members were on hand to provide valuable information and resource to families as they enjoyed dinner a unique interactive engagement experience. PlayBuild NOLA, a non-profit educational initiative that works to transform under-utilized urban spaces into exciting kid-friendly environments for play and learning, was also on hand.
Attendees were also registered for a raffle to win prizes donated by the Louisiana Children's Museum and the Audubon Nature Institute. They also had the chance to win free registration to VIET's early childhood summer camp for three- and four-year-olds, the first of its kind in New Orleans.
The Parents First edition of the NPN Trumpet is made possible through the gracious support of the Greater New Orleans Foundation and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. NPN's SUFOC partners include: The Birthing Project of New Orleans, Healthy Start New Orleans, Kingsley House, Louisiana Children's Museum, New Orleans Fatherhood Consortium, Orleans Public Education Network, Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, Puentes, Total Community Action, United Way of Southeast Louisiana and Urban League of Greater New Orleans.
View the Parents First Edition at NPN's Issuu.com kiosk.