Partners for Citizenship and Character (PCC)
PCC is a not for profit grassroots organization with the goal of being a catalyst for the development of citizenship and character among individuals, businesses, and institutions in the greater Worthington community. Please see www.citizenshipandcharacter.org
North Community Counseling Centers (NCCC)
In 2006 it was determined that that there is an increasing number of younger students struggling with social, emotional and general mental health issues that negatively impact their ability to academically achieve. In Worthington, North Community Counseling Center has teamed up with Worthington Elementary Schools in a venture to help these young people. After the school has exhausted its strategies, NCCC is recruited to provide additional �wrap around� services for the student and family. Results have been excellent and this organization is a wonderful resource to our children.
Active Parenting Program
Started at our elementary schools by school counselors we are in the process of developing a more sustainable program of services to reach parents. The district has teamed up with multiple partners to offer classes during the school year. Community partners sharing resources are: PCC, Worthington Parks and Recreation, Worthington United Methodist Church, and Worthington Christian Church. See the brochures on PCC web site at www.citizenshipandcharacter.org.
Franklin County Educational Council
The Educational Council is a partnership of the 16 Franklin County School Districts playing a vital role in helping all school districts meet their missions. The Educational Council is uniquely positioned to pull many resources together quickly and provide coordination and training. It also hosts the Franklin County Safe and Drug Free Schools consortium which has excellent resources pertaining to parent and student support for alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention efforts. See www.edcouncil.org for information.
A program that educates parents about alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention is available to our families through a partnership with Worthington Schools, Drug Free Action Alliance and United Way of Central Ohio. Project know! provides parent tips and discussion ideas for adults and children through eMail �post cards� at the middle school level. Please see www.helpthemknow.org.