Parents as Teachers Honors Advocates in DC

Thomas Melzer, Board Chair

Thomas Melzer, Board Chair

On Thursday, February 11, 2016, the Parents as Teachers Board of Directors and leadership team paused from their meetings to recognize four legislators who have courageously advocated for families, enabling parents to be their children's best first teachers. Awards were presented to The Honorable Sally Jewell (United States Secretary of the Interior), the Honorable Roy Blunt (United States Senator, Missouri), the Honorable Michael Bennet (United States Senator, Colorado), and the Honorable Orrin Hatch (President pro tempore of the United States Senate). Under the light of the United States Capitol Building, guests learned how quality evidence-based home visiting and family engagement has led to strong communities, thriving families and children who are healthy, safe and ready to learn.

Here is a link to our gallery of the event!