MVP Families will be gathering for a family fun outing in our own backyard of downtown Orlando on Saturday February 25th from 9:30am-2pm!! Participants will join POLIS staff at the Orange County Regional History Center for a group tour including a Black History Scavenger Hunt and two other sections of the museum. After lunch, MVP Families will explore the “Tiny House” exhibit at the museum before heading to the Downtown Library.
We”ll be taking a tour of the four floors of the library with all of its new offerings, which includes a recording studio, 3-D printing, and more. Children will have free time to explore reading sections of the library and parents will have an opportunity to get library cards for their children, followed by time at Lake Eola. We’re looking forward to spending time with MVP Families and giving folks the opportunity to get library cards and learn more during Black History Month. If you’re interested in joining and would like to know more details — email Shawn!
Barbara and her daughter are one of our core MVP Families. They look forward to every meeting and haven’t missed a single one. Last week, when Barbara didn’t get the reminder text for the upcoming meeting when she expected it, she called our Family Engagement Coordinator, Shawn, to make sure everything was on track and to see if he needed any help.
To these core families, MVP Families is becoming a very important part of life. In the past two sessions, families have built goals together beginning with academic goals for the children. They have also worked on two family goals – a health and wellness goal and a financial stability goal. Barbara is focused on reading more with her daughter so that she “learns the right words and is ready for school.” She has also set goals to eat healthier and to secure more hours at her job at Vacation Lodge.