Strengthening Families Program

Tuesday, January 17 -
Tuesday, February 28, 2023
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM


The Boys & Girls Club- Strengthening Families Program

Strengthening Families Program with youth between the ages of 10 and 14, is starting January 17! This program will be held at the Boys and Girls of Paterson and offered in English and Spanish.

Not familiar with this FREE program?

Many parents have found that this program has helped them to connect with other parents, understand their youth more, and communicate better as a family. Many of the youth have found that this program helped them to resist peer pressure, taught them about drugs and alcohol, and helped their families connect.

It really is a great opportunity for families. The only requirement is that the family has a child between the ages of 10 and 14. When families graduate from the program, they receive gift cards for attendance. We are able to reimburse for transportation and we provide babysitting for kids too young for the program.

Each week the families receive a free dinner and  begin the program by eating dinner together. After dinner, the families break up into three groups: parents, youth, and babysitting where parenting skills and life skills are taught. Some of these topics include: parents - Love and Limits, making rules, consequences, and protecting against substance abuse and youth – speaking, listening and staying out of trouble.  The families then come together and do family bonding games and activities around these topics. 

Questions? Contact Ingrid Choconta at [email protected] or 201-740-7088

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Last Updated: 01/24/23