We are proud to share the news that El Nido has been selected to implement the Building Stronger Families (BSF) Program at our new Compton site. Funded by First 5 LA and part of Best Start Compton-East Compton Movement, BSF is based on the premise that families are central to ensuring that children are healthy, safe and prepared for school. Families thrive in the context of communities that provide them with support, services and opportunities to connect with one another.
“We are excited for this opportunity to create activities that will empower teen/young parents to have positive relationships with family and peers, create a community-wide support network, advocate for improvements in services within their community, and be a safe space for dialogue,” states El Nido BSF Program Manager Saul Figueroa.
The activities of BSF will be sensitive to the skills of the young parents and provide provide customized support to each parent. Parent Circles, mentors for young parents, advocacy training, and community-based research are provided through this grant and will be parent led and parent driven.
Best Start Compton-East Compton focuses on children ages 0-5, the formative years during which long-term development is greatly impacted. El Nido’s trained staff will provide Compton-East Compton children with the best start in life, ensuring they are healthy, are safe from abuse and neglect, and are ready to succeed in school and life.
El Nido is honored to be a part of this important community support network with Best Start Compton-East Compton and looks forward to a brighter future for all of the Compton families!