United Services for Effective
Parenting in Ohio
21st ANNUAL OHIO STUDENT PROJECT AWARDS
Columbus, Ohio - Ohio secondary students and teachers are studying “How Does it Feel to be a Safe and Responsible Parent?”
Discover Parenting is the title of the project, created by United Services for Effective Parenting – Ohio, Inc. (USEP-OHIO). It includes a classroom program designed to complement secondary curriculum and assist students in secondary schools to explore the theme, “How Does it Feel to be a Safe and Responsible Parent?” Students create individual or group projects, submit photos, and express their thoughts through captions. The photos are ranked based on their originality, composition, creativity and insight to the responsibilities and their feelings about parenting.
Discover Parenting Awards - Winning students and teachers each receive cash awards for their achievement. All participating students receive certificates. Teacher participation mini-grants are given to all teachers entered in the statewide exhibit, to enhance their classroom resources.
The 21st Discover Parenting Exhibit - Recent Winners Statewide
1st Place Student: La'Rita Allmond
2nd Place Student: Haylie Fogt
3rd Place Student: Chaz-lynn Lee
Honorable Mention Student: Morgan Price
Teacher: Carol Breinich - Sidney High School
"Gate the Door Before Your Child Hits the Floor"
Interpretation - Strong caption message! Would any parent risk the life, health and future of their child for the price of a safety gate?
The Action Project - Recent Winners Statewide
1st Place Action Project Students: Brittany Furlow and Traon Gray
2nd Place Action Project Students: La'Rita Allmond
USEP-OHIO Materials Available (but not required to teach Discover Parenting) “Kids in the Car with Grandparents and Others Who Care,” Teachers involved in Discover Parenting often use the USEP-OHIO materials provided in a teaching kit written by Cindy McKay. “Kids in the Car” is a NAWHSL publication developed through a safety grant to USEP-OHIO, and currently distributed nation-wide by AAA. It can be used to make video presentations to schools and in a variety of group settings.
The “Discover Parenting Manual – A Classroom Guide” was printed with support from the Ohio Department of Education includes tools which augment Ohio curriculum and was originally developed by USEP-OHIO with the support of many partners to reach teachers and their students. The Family and Consumer Sciences teachers in Ohio comprise the largest group of participants in the program, but its application could be used in student groups and organizations of all kinds.
Cindy McKay, Executive Director of USEP-OHIO said of Discover Parenting, “These students are likely to be parents in the next few years. I wish every student in Ohio had time during the high school years to think through and experience what these kids have in their class work. We are very excited about Discover Parenting and the great teachers who use it as a tool.
For more information contact: Patricia Fountain, Project Manager
614-868-8600 or 1-800-262-4KIDS