Questions: Is quality education important for you and your family? If you could help make that true for others in PWC with a simple 90 minute commitment, would you do it?
PW VOICE (includes FBC) held an event a week ago that was a huge success! PW VOICE had three goals:
1. Engage the PW Education Assoc. (PWEA) leadership to show VOICE's value.
2. Give new VOICE leaders an opportunity to lead and act.
3. Surface new talented leaders.
Several days ago PW VOICE trained 11 VOICE leaders and 18 PWEA leaders how to lead abbreviated 'listening sessions'. Shortly thereafter, over 180 people showed up and were ushered into the cafeteria of a local high school, where our moderators jumped into numerous 'listening sessions'.
Overwhelmingly we heard about over-testing, class size, lack of physical activity, equity in funding and getting kids out of trailers.☆
We have also identified some new leaders (including some talented High School seniors)! Leaders are feeling energized and excited about our upcoming (May 23rd) PW action.
PWEA gave VOICE great recognition and thanked us from up front (during the actual town hall portion of the event) and asked us to stand. We were by far the largest visible presence. We had 35 VOICE leaders in attendance (which was below our targeted 50), so there is room for teaching around turnout. We are pleased and on the right track to work out ways to improve our PW educational system.
The FBC Social Justice team and FBC leaders are praying and seeking 75 FBC brothers and sisters (adults and children) committed to show up and stand up to voice our collective desire to work toward equity & a quality educational system that will benefit all students, teachers, and administrators in Prince William County.