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Hateley Heath Primary School Graduated 32 families

6/15/15

Hateley Heath Primary School started their first cycle of FAST in June (8 weeks), and 32 families participated in the FAST Graduation on the 14th July 2015 to mark their achievements.Congratulations FAST Graduate Families!   Take a look at the Graduation video

FAST® Success in Birmingham, England, Leads to Countrywide Implementations in High Schools

5/18/15

FAST® improved community support and parent involvement at Greenwood Academy following parent protests regarding school climate. Due its success, FAST will be implemented across public high schools in England.

Education Minister John O’Dowd congratulated graduates of the FASTat St Comhghall’s College in Lisnaskea

4/14/15

“Family support as well as the expert guidance from teachers and the school community has been proven to have a positive impact on a child’s achievements and greatly improve their life’s chances. The FAST programme is an excellent way of

FAST® opens school doors for parents along with their children in Northern Ireland

4/9/15

A County Fermanagh school has opened its classrooms to parents as part of a programme to support families. A dozen families have completed the FAST® (Families and Schools Together) project at St Comhghall’s in Lisnaskea. The school is in an

FAST High School level graduates new families in Independence

2/6/15

The second class of FAST or Families and Schools Together has graduated from the FAST program at Van Horn High School in Independence. Read more and watch the video…

FAST Increases School Engagement Among Latino Families

1/28/15

A recent study found that FAST was effective at creating social situations that help foster strong, trusting relationships between low-income, minority families. Latino parents can feel isolated from the school community due to cultural and language barriers. FAST encouraged a

Honoring Kim Jones

1/21/15

We mourn the tragic loss of Kim Jones, Project Director at Turning Points for Children, a nonprofit based in Philadelphia, PA. Kim was an inspiring leader, a highly-respected colleague, and a friend to many. She had dedicated her life to

FAST Connects Families in Philadelphia

12/30/14

“One of the biggest things that I took away from the program is the communication. I realized that the door is always open to talk to your parents.” Christian Bullock, a sixth grader at Conwell Middle School in Philadelphia, expressed

Rhondda Primary School in the UK Celebrates ‘Graduation Day’

12/18/14

After 8-weekly sessions, 17 families put on their decorated caps and celebrated as they graduated from FAST. Since 2011, more than 2000 children across Wales have benefitted from FAST by participating in activities that strengthen bonds between families and schools.

FAST Reduces Gang Violence and Helps At-Risk Teens

12/1/14

Jennifer Rodriguez is a senior at Yerba Buena High School in San Jose, CA. Once headed down a troubled path, Jennifer has made a complete turnaround now as a FAST Leader. Every Monday, Jennifer leads the various FAST Activities for

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