Moving Forward Towards Independence Parents' Association
Welcome to the Parents’ Association page. We’re here for the parents and guardians of all MFTI residents.
Our mission is to help MFTI better serve our residents and to build a strong sense of community among MFTI residents, staff, Board of Directors, and parents/guardians. We provide education, mentoring and social opportunities to parents/guardians; we support the staff; and we serve as a resource to the MFTI Board when our help is requested.
We’re separate from MFTI and the MFTI Board. We have our own president, secretary and treasurer and operate independently of MFTI, but we work closely with the MFTI Board and staff. Our president serves as a voting member of the MFTI Board.
We meet three times a year: in the spring, summer and fall. The spring and fall meetings begin with a luncheon for all MFTI families and staff. A performance by the residents often follows. After that, we hold a meeting for all the parents/guardians and a few staff where we discuss Parents’ Association business and sometimes have educational speakers. The summer event, which is coordinated by MFTI, is a picnic and social gathering for all families and staff. These gatherings help ensure that we all feel part of the Moving Forward family.
We're big email users and have established a Google Group to facilitate communication among ourselves. Please contact Bruce Bennett (firstname.lastname@example.org) if your child is a resident of Moving Forward and you wish to join the Google Group. A number of Parents’ Association documents, including our Mission Statement and Organizational Guidelines, are also posted in the Google Group under “Library of MFTI PA Documents.”
You’re welcome to contact any of us for additional information. Here are some useful email addresses:
MFTI PA President
MFTI PA Welcome Committee Chair
MFTI PA Secretary
MFTI PA Meetings Committee Chair
MFTI PA Treasurer
Google Group Moderator