Members of a Martinez and Evans club are looking for volunteers to participate in a program that they hope will help parents and teachers make a difference in the lives of children.
"It's designed for normal parents with normal kids with normal issues," Will Rogers, a past president of the Optimist Club said about the program, which is adopted by the club.
The program, called Love and Logic, takes a philosophical approach to help parents and teachers teach children how to effectively interact with others and live in society.
"There's so little structure guidance on how to raise a child," Rogers said. The program already has been implemented at Evans Elementary School with positive results.
"This program will help children to be creative thinkers, share responsibility and decision-making, etc. Why not take the secrets of the pros and give them to the parents," he said.
Since last year, Rogers said, members have talked with principals, county juvenile judges, counselors and many others to ask for suggestions.
"They said if we can help parents put this program in the home then that would make a difference in the lives of children," Rogers said. "We want to make parenting more fun."
In the fall and spring of next year, Rogers said, he hopes that all the area schools will participate in the program.
To become a volunteer or for more information, call Will Rogers at 312-2000.
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