On Thursday, October 25, 2018, FAVOR Families in collaboration with G-SAN will hold its 1st Annual Lights On Afterschool event.
All community members are invited to attend to help us celebrate this nationa event and learn more about programs, activities, and opportunities available for your child.
Afterschool programs keep kids safe, help working families, and inspire learning.
This event will focus on how afterschool programs, like F.A.V.O.R., can play a critical role in supporting the behavioral health of Georgia's youth. Approximately 100,000 children in Georgia live with serious mental health conditions. Afterschool programs are part of the solution by:
Promoting the healthy social-emotional development of all children and youth
Recognizing when young people are at risk for or are experiencing mental health problems
Identifying how to intervene early and appropriately when there are problems
F.A.V.O.R. offers several services to support the behavioral health of the youth and young adults in their program, including support groups, one-on-one assistance, skill building training, and Youth M.O.V.E., a youth-driven national model to unite the voices and causes of youth around about their personal experiences in mental health.
The event will feature a tour of the program and a presentation of several speakers, including the youth themselves! Please feel free to forward on to others. Registration is free and refreshments will be provided.