Tiger smiles and snags at our first ParentsNext community BBQ
13 January 2017
About 50 families attended the Brotherhood’s first ParentsNext community barbeque in Craigieburn this week.
Parents and children came along from all three areas where we operate the project in Melbourne’s outer north – Craigieburn, Broadmeadows and Sunbury.
It was a chance to get together and have fun, and to give children who are about to head to school education packs, loaded with stationery supplies to get them through the school year.
Among the thank-you texts after the barbecue was this one, which summed up the sentiment of the day. “Thank you for today. Me and the kids had an awesome day. Well done to the team for doing an amazing job”
ParentsNext Manager Victoria Haggerston says there will most definitely be more community BBQs.
“It‘s such a great opportunity to get members of the community together and see the children all interacting and getting along, out in the sunshine,” she said.
Ms Haggerston said the project works with parents to identify their education and career goals, helping them to plan and prepare for employment by the time their youngest child reaches school age.