What is the Parent Advocacy Group?
Organized by the Arizona Head Start Association, the Parent Advocacy Group is Arizona's unified voice of Head Start programs across the state. Parent Advocates are current or former Head Start parent volunteers who are interested and committed to advocating for the education of their children.
Why is the Parent Advocacy Group Important?
The Parent Advocacy Group is important because it allows key legislators to hear personal stories of families benefiting from Head Start programs. Parents learn about state legislation, how to contact their district's representatives and receive trainings from community agencies in leadership and advocating. Parents will be able to use these skills to become leaders in their Head Start program and community.
Parents across the state will work in cohorts to learn more about advocacy in Early Childhood. Parents commit to a full year (Jan-Dec) and meet at least once a month virtually or in person to obtain advocacy training by different state leaders who collaborate with AZHSA to make it happen. This opportunity is free of cost.
Who can participate?
Former or current Head Start parents! This is a free of cost opportunity to learn and meet other parents from across the state.
If you are interested in learning more on how to be part of this program as a parent for the new 2024 year or you would like to support this project, please complete the form below or email email@example.com or call 602-338-0449 for more information. Thank you for your interest!
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Click here to complete the Parent Advocacy Group Interest Form.