“It takes a whole village to raise a child.” I like the friendliness embodied within this African proverb. It implies com...
“IT TAKES A VILLAGE”
I love the African proverb, “It takes a whole village to raise a child,” because it expresses friendliness and mutual concern for raising our children in a supportive community. We need support as mothers. We can help build supportive communities by joining, participating and volunteering in local activities, organizations and schools.
The resources here include organizations for mothers and information about school volunteer organizations.
When you become a mom, you’ll want to connect with other moms. The following websites can help you find local and online mothers and parents organizations. Some of the websites have information on how to start your own organization if you cannot find a local organization.
You can find information on this website for many different kinds of online communities for mothers. Groups and topics range from mothers trying to get pregnant to baby names, to toddlers, tweens, family relationships and more.
Schools have many volunteer organizations you can join. The following websites tells you about each organization.
Association of over 4 million members consisting of parents, teachers and guardians. Members work to strengthen and support their local schools through community connection and involvement.
Website for the National School Boards Foundation Association gives information on what school foundations do and provides guidance to school foundations.
Links to websites for starting and running a non-profit school foundation.
This website has information on the benefits of school site councils and what types of volunteer opportunities they offer.