February marks National Parent Leadership Month. In Camden County, we celebrated our parent leaders at the Annual Camden County Parent Leadership Breakfast. The Camden County Freeholders in partnership with the Community Planning and Advocacy Council (CPAC) cosponsor this important Covenant for Children, Youth and Families event.
“There is nothing more important than helping families,” said Camden County Freeholder Carmen G. Rodriguez, liaison to the County’s Health and Human Services Department and its Division of Children and Families. “We began the Covenant several years ago to focus attention on parents, youth and children and to foster the right skills and environment for them to thrive. This annual breakfast is an opportunity to recognize the achievements of those who work every day to make families stronger.”
Together we acknowledge the parent leaders who work tirelessly so that children can live in strong families and safe communities.
This year’s Parent Leadership Breakfast took place at the Crowne Plaza in Cherry Hill, NJ on Saturday, Feb. 16. Participants received breakfast, a Parent Leadership Certificate and the recognition they so greatly deserve.
Included in the program were the presentations of the 2019 Covenant and Parent Champion Awards to individuals who exemplify the vision of the Covenant for Children, Youth and Families through one or more of the following;
- personal growth as a parent
- participating in the success of others as parent leaders
- mutual support
- shared leadership and/or made significant contributions at the local, state or national level.
These awardees demonstrate a commitment to self-help and the belief that parents are the experts in their own lives.
For more information, contact Diana Cooper-Vanderlip, President/CEO, Community Planning & Advocacy Council by firstname.lastname@example.org.