Parent and Family Liaison (PFL)
The Parent and Family Liaison (PFL) coordinates activities for, and acts as a mentor to, the parents and guardians of the male youth participants in the Urban Enrichment Institute (formerly the Fifth Ward Enrichment Program). These activities are focused on creating a parent support system that enhances parenting skills and empowers parents to better support all of their children’s activities, whether in UEI, at school or in other community programs. Activities include monthly parent meetings, parenting-skill classes, workshops, leadership retreats, parent-child outings, and parents’ review the UEI life-management skills curriculum taught in the after-school program.
The PFL goal is to increase and sustain parent participation by developing parent leaders at each targeted UEI school site. These parent leaders will be expected to plan and help coordinate increased parent involvement in the schools and address youth-related issues as a UEI advisory council.