3rd Annual Parent Project Reunion Celebrates in Style

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Last Friday January 23, the Office of Diversity and Equity hosted it’s 3rd Annual Parent Project® Reunion. The Reunion is held each year in January as a way to bring together all graduates of the Parent Project® to celebrate their achievements, reunite with classmates and facilitators, hear about upcoming opportunities, and enjoy a joyous night together! This year’s celebration featured dinner, raffles, speeches from graduates, and a wonderful band from Half Moon Bay led by graduates from Adult Mental Health First Aid and Parent Project®.  The band provided music to listen and dance to throughout the entire evening.

The event was supported by BHRS Director Stephen Kaplan, many of our Health Equity Initiatives (PRIDE, Native American Initiative, Pacific Islander Initiative, Diversity and Equity Council, Filipino Mental Health Initiative, Spirituality Initiative, Latino Collaborative, and African American Community Initiative), and other BHRS Staff. Over 100 parents and children attended this year making it a very memorable night.

One parent who spoke, Mylene Rodriguez, credited graduating from the Parent Project® with opening many doors to help and empower her get back on track to achieving goals for herself and her family.

If you’d like to learn more about upcoming Parent Project® courses beginning in February throughout San Mateo County,  visit our webpage or contact Maggie Furey at c_mfurey@smcgov.org.