OUR Approach

EQUIPPING PARENTS

In this unchartered territory—our best roadmap is each other.

 
 
 

Today's parents are tasked with raising the next generation to lead flourishing digital lives, while at the same time keeping them safe and secure.  We are leading our kids into a new frontier that --truth be told--oftentimes feels like the Wild Wild West.

It's a hard terrain to navigate.  But it's even harder to do it alone. 

At START, we are dedicated to walking this road together.  We are thrilled to announce the launch of a resource that equips parents to navigate tech use with intention and courage.  This three-session program happens in partnership with elementary school PTO/PTAs, and includes expert seminars, personal reflection, and take home materials.  The series is designed for adults only, but gives parents practical ways to share the content with their kids at home.  In addition to the program, participants have access to workshops dedicated to special topics, such as smartphone driver’s ed, connecting with "screenagers", game addiction, and pornography.

We hope to scale our program more broadly in January 2019.

 

Active Parent Groups

  • Lakewood Elementary

  • Leawood Elementary

  • STILWELL ELEMENTARY

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I’m so thankful to have found other parents who are trying to keep their kids’ tech in check. I‘d be willing to float on an island by myself if it‘s needed to keep my child safe, but it sure does help if there is support, doing it together.
— Blue Valley START Participant