Our initiatives effectively engage small community neighborhoods, school administration, teacher, parents and children by advocating and nurturing the following programs:

01. Boys to Men Group Mentoring 

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Boys to Men USA Mentoring Program (BTM) was created to guide boys on their journey to manhood through group mentoring. These group mentoring programs function with three male mentors in each group of nine to twelve fatherless or at-risk boys that meet once a week at a scheduled in-school time throughout the school year.  If you are interested in becoming a mentor, orientation/training sessions will be held on July 16, from 6:30 - 8:00 PM , 2018 at the Foundation Meadows Park, 3210 N. Campbell Avenue, Valparaiso, Indiana.

To register to be mentor or learn more, contact bob@ourgreatergood.com - 219-241-9269. 


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02. Girls to Women Group Mentoring

Girls to Women Mentoring Program (GTW) was created to guide girls on their journey to womanhood through group mentoring.  These group mentoring programs function by using three female mentors in each group of nine to twelve at-risk girls, meeting once a week at a scheduled time in-school throughout the school year.  If you are interested in becoming a mentor, orientation/training sessions will be held on from July 16, from 6:30 - 8:00 PM , 2018 at the Foundation Meadows Park, 3210 N. Campbell Avenue, Valparaiso, Indiana. To register to be mentor or learn more, contact victoria@ourgreatergood.com, 219-299-4572


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03. Early childhood Development                           Milestones and Activities

Every kid has distinct milestones they go through in early childhood development. In the Milestones & Activities pamphlet, parents will have all the resources they need to be prepared to harness these milestones by knowing what to look for and executing a plan will help their child gain confidence, communication skills and independence.

 


04. Parenting the Love & Logic Way

Through classes like Parenting the Love & Logic Way and Around the Table, we can increase the number of parents equipped with the character, compassion and problem-solving skills creating strong and loving families.  These classes boost positive parent involvement in school districts, families and communities, and create overall vital relationships.


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05. Nine Essential Skills of a LOve & Logic Classroom

We are offering the 9 Essential Skills of a Love & Logic Classroom to all educators in Porter County, because today’s educators are faced with a dizzying array of competing demands related to implementing new curricula, student testing and other mandates. At the same time, most are seeing ever-increasing numbers of students with significant emotional and behavioral problems; a challenge to manage and maintain a peaceful, positive and effective


06. Ready, Set, Kindergarten

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Ready, Set, Kindergarten is a free preschool program aimed to provide school readiness skills to children who have had limited preschool experiences. This kindergarten simulation provides a wide variety of activities to better prepare the student through circle activities, centers, guest speakers, social play and self-care skills.


07. lunch buddies

Lunch Buddies addresses the need for mentoring students. The program stemmed from a 20-year study which found that the common denominator that helps kids avoid teen pregnancy, dropping out of high school, and alcohol and substance abuse is having a significant, strong adult relationship in their life.