Bethany Lacey

Letter from Executive Director, Bethany Lacey

As we say goodbye to another successful school year and our children eagerly await the summer adventures they have ahead of them, I want to express how thankful we are for your unwavering support. Your generosity and commitment to saving children and healing families have been the driving force behind our efforts to prevent child abuse and create a brighter future for youth in our community.

Parenting Tips for a Positive Summer

As advocates for child well-being, we wanted to share some valuable parenting tips to help ensure a positive and enriching summer for your children:

  1. Create a Balanced Routine: A structured routine with designated times for activities, chores and downtime can provide stability and predictability for children during the summer break
  2. Encourage Outdoor Exploration: Take advantage of early mornings or later afternoons, when it is cooler, by encouraging children to enjoy some fresh air and physical activity for overall well-being.
  3. Limit Screen Time: With the allure of screens, setting limits on screen time is crucial. Encourage activities like arts and crafts, reading or imaginative play to foster creativity.
  4. Family Bonding Activities: Summer is perfect for family outings, picnics or movie nights. These shared experiences create lasting memories and strengthen family bonds.
  5. Promote Lifelong Learning: Keep the spirit of learning alive during summer by visiting museums and libraries or enrolling in summer classes that interest your child. Cultivating a love for learning fosters intellectual growth.

Preventing Child Abuse Together

As we embark on this summer journey, we invite you to continue your commitment to ensuring every child is safe, supported and empowered. Your generosity is why at-risk children in South Florida are receiving valuable resources.

Thank you for being a bright shining hope for children and families in need. We look forward to continuing this important work together and making a lasting impact.