MASK PRESS RELEASE – Scottsdale, AZ: MASK (Mothers Awareness on School-age Kids) is pleased to announce it has received a $3,000 gift from Mother’s Grace which will allow MASK to work with kindergarten-6th grade students to build and strengthen their life skills. MASK’s mission is to engage and educate parents, children and the community about issues facing youth and to empower youth to make safe, healthy choices. MASK fulfills its mission by engaging, educating and empowering families through the MASK E3 Institute, MASK The Magazine and its vastly informative website.
This support will allow MASK to implement the MASK E3 Institute/MASK Academy program (Kindergarten-6th grade) in a school that may not have the budget to do so. Children will be educated at a developmentally age-appropriate level on a wide variety of topics such as bullying, peer pressure, self-esteem, alcohol and substance use/abuse, communication and technology safety. A school-wide approach to positive social-emotional skills creates an educational environment that prepares children to be “ready to learn”. This customized curriculum is based on contemporary trends as it relates to the challenges faced by today’s youth and their families. Parents will be invited to attend MASK Parent University to be educated on the corresponding topics, and each child will go home with an issue of MASK The Magazine.
In partnership with Arizona State University, the MASK Academy E3 lessons will be facilitated by Arizona State University (ASU) students who have been trained and certified as MASK Mentors. The ASU students will visit the school 16 times throughout the school year to present lessons and reinforcement activities to K-6th grade students.
MASK aims to improve school climate, build healthy children, and strengthen parent-child bonds through psychoeducational information, MASK Academy E3 lessons, classroom-based reinforcement activities, and education on current trending topics through the MASK E3 Institute and MASK The Magazine.
Mother’s Grace supports 501 (c) (3) organizations and many other charitable organizations. Mother’s Grace helps mothers and families suffering from adversity by providing immediate financial, emotional, and spiritual support in the midst of their trials. The organization awards grants to mothers who have dealt with tragedy and have come through with faith and perseverance to take the experience of their suffering to help others in need.
“We love the work of the MASK organization and we are proud to be able to support children with their empowerment program,” said Michelle Moore-Fanger Founder and President of Mother’s Grace. “Mother’s Grace mission is to support moms and children in our community and help them with tough situations and the strategy of MASK fits our mission perfectly.”
“We are so grateful to Mother’s Grace for their support. Their generous donation will help us continue our mission to engage, educate and empower children and parents to navigate the modern-day challenges they may be facing,” said MASK Founder and Publisher Kimberly Cabral. “Our organizations are aligned in our mission to help Arizona children and families and we are proud to work with Mother’s Grace to touch more lives in our community.”
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MASK is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization created in 2007 by a group of dedicated mothers who recognized the need to consistently educate families on rapidly changing issues. The MASK mission is to engage and educate parents, children and the community about the issues facing our youth and to empower children to make safe, healthy choices. MASK fulfills its mission by engaging, educating and empowering families through the MASK E3 Institute, MASK The Magazine and a vastly informative website.