“Our agenda is simple: we want more Guamanians to experience the Guamanian Dream and make more money in careers they enjoy. We want to raise awareness about the services that help working parents go to school, get better pay, and raise families. Whatever your dream is, it’s within reach — whatever it may be. Our parents work hard for their families and our government is working hard for you.” — Governor Eddie Baza Calvo
Calvo proclaims ‘Working Parents Month’
A month-long initiative has begun that will shine the spotlight on all the programs, both in the government and from non-profit organizations, that help working parents.
At Adelup this morning, Governor Eddie Baza Calvo proclaimed August as “Working Parents Month.” Hundreds of government workers administer programs that help working parents — many Guamanians are unaware of them. These programs can help parents in many ways, like:
- Getting a job
- Owning a home
- Caring for children with special needs
- Finding family-friendly activities
- Navigating your child’s education
- Providing vaccinations; and
- Affording daycare
Information fair to be held
As a way to spread the word on these programs, the Governor’s First Annual Families Fair will be held at the Micronesia Mall on August 11, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
At the event, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and island businesses will be on hand to provide information for the programs and services they provide to Guamanian families.
Families will be able to visit the fair, meet the professionals, and learn how easy it is to pursue their goals.
Taking the Next Step
The first step is always the hardest, whether it’s finding time to schedule an appointment at a GovGuam agency or applying for daycare assistance. The thing is, there are programs and people who are ready to help and advise you so you can take the next step.
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