Registration is now open to kids ages 5-18 for Extended Family’s first ever Extended Family for Kids (EFK) summer virtual program! EFK is designed for school-aged kids who have a family member who is incarcerated. EFK is a nine-lesson curriculum which will be taught over Zoom. All materials needed for the classes will be shipped directly to each child who registers to attend at no cost. Children wishing to participate must have access to a computer and good internet, be able to attend all nine meetings, and have their materials ready for each class.
Register now through Wednesday, May 31, 2023. Classes will meet on Monday and Thursday mornings at 10:00am (CST) beginning on Thursday, June 15 and ending on Thursday, July 13. Registration is free and children may register, with their parents’ permission, at our website at www.extendedfamilyhelp.org by clicking the large orange button that says “Enroll Now” and completing the registration form online.
EFK is a series of fun lessons promoting positive self-image, and teaches students how to make healthy life-style choices, so they can improve their quality of life emotionally, mentally, and physically. EFK lessons build self-esteem, ease feelings of shame, ease isolation, decrease stress, address anger issues, and strengthen communication skills.
The schedule for this virtual EFK summer series is:
· Thursday, June 15, – What’s Your Story?
· Monday, June 19 – Who’s to Blame?
· Thursday, June 22 – Don’t Do Their Time
· Monday, June 26 – You Are Not Alone
· Thursday, June 29 – COPS
· Monday, July 3 – Emotional Continuum
· Thursday, July 6, – Stress Busters
· Monday, July 10, – Picture This
· Thursday, July 13, – Tell It Like It Is
Extended Family Executive Director Laure Clemons is excited to offer this opportunity, “The wonderful thing about Virtual EFK is we can work with students anywhere in the country. In fact, we already have students enrolled from other states across the US, and we look forward to
sharing our program and message with every child who needs it!”