The Family Academy is a once-weekly session in which the parents or guardians of Beeville ISD and St. Mary’s Academy Charter School students enrolled in ACE can learn about various topics relating to family health, wellness, literacy and more. Meetings in the past have focused on areas such as financial education, safety, healthy child-friendly snacks, and easy crafts to make at home with children.
January’s activities include presentations by Christus Spohn employees, a registered health and wellness coach, an “Eat This, Not That” power session, and a cooking class featuring in-season produce.
Traci Younts, project director for ACE, said she is excited for the parenting academy to continue to grow and evolve throughout this semester and on into next year. “We are in the second year of our program,” Younts said, “and we are constantly learning more about what our parents want and applying what we hear to try and offer sessions that interest parents and are useful to parents.”
For more information on ACE or the ACE Family Academy series, contact the ACE business office at (361) 362-6010, or visit them on the Web at http://www.beevilleisd.net. Go to the District tab, then click “Departments,” then click on the link for “Afterschool Centers on Education (ACE).”