Cleft of the Rock Foundation, Inc. wishes you and your family a
December 2019 Newsletter
Voices of the Village

Wisdom is defined as the ability to think and act using knowledge, experience, understanding, common sense and insight. "Voices of the Village" is utilized to showcase wisdom from wise and wonderful parents.

"Children... honor your mother and father so your days may be long." - Roselle A. Smith
Giving Tuesday is TODAY, December 3, as well as our Founder's birthday, Latina Newsome. Giving Tuesday is a global movement focused on the importance of giving back. It celebrates the opportunity to do something for the greater good around us. Giving Tuesday is special in that it recognizes and inspires generosity amidst days like Black Friday and Cyber Monday—days focused on finding the best deals.

We're so excited to be raising funds for our scholarship fund for our first Parenting on Purpose WEEKEND retreat. Stay tuned for more information on how to participate and how your gift allows parents to make a difference in their families in today's world. Will you support Cleft of the Rock families in their desire to be educated parents?

Cleft of the Rock Foundation would like to wish our Founder, Latina Newsome, a very happy birthday! We wish you many more years filled with happiness and health so that you can continue to do the amazing work you do each and everyday. You are an amazing person and we are proud to have you as our founder and leader for such an important cause. God bless you!
I was Raised by the Village!
Mia Cooper
Queens College
Nassau, Bahamas
Every Family Has A Story
My name is Pam Yukpaen and I am originally from Thailand. When I heard from my friend Janel that there was a parenting class in Deerfield I got so excited because I knew I needed some help with my 7 year old son. When I spoke with Latina on the phone, I told her about my son. She made arrangements for me to have a parenting session as soon as possible, although she had business to take care after Hurricane Dorian affected her family.

Our first session was introducing ourselves and discussing what was happening between my son and I. Although Latina was a stranger she treated me so nice. She is warm and very understanding. She is so proper and such a good example for me, due to how organized she is with everything; from her house to raising children.

In each session we watched Dr. Bob who is knowledgeable about parenting. He has a sense of humor, which makes it fun to watch the videos while learning at the same time. After each video, we had a discussion about the video topics. The more I learned, the more I found that all of the issues I am dealing with or complaining about my kids are the same problems others have. That replaced the parenting class that my parents didn’t have. Every class I am parenting myself and applying it with my children. I wish I took this parenting class before I had my first child. Everyone should take parenting classes before they marry and have children.
Mother/Daughter Tea Party- March 17, 2020

Parenting on Purpose Retreat- July 17-19, 2020
9-Week Parenting on Purpose Video Series by Dr. Bob Barnes
  We all know that children don’t come with instruction manuals, and with today’s barrage of seemingly opposing information and uncharted societal issues, parenting can seem overwhelming. The 9-week Parenting on Purpose Video Series seeks to help parents make sense of all the information, through proven and practical parenting solutions created by Dr. Bob Barnes. Dr. Barnes has a doctorate in counseling and received his education at Maryville College and Florida Atlantic University and he presents seminars and conferences on Parenting and Marriage throughout North America.

9- Week Video Series

Location: Deerfield Beach, FL
Date: September 9th, 2019- November 4th, 2019
Every Monday at 6:30 PM
(Wrapping up)

*Virtual Parenting on Purpose Series*
Date: January 6- March 2, 2020
Location: Online- Video Conference
Time: 8:00 PM

Parenting on Purpose Weekend Retreat

We are looking forward to hosting the Parenting on Purpose Video Series in a weekend retreat. It will be an opportunity for parents to immerse themselves in the series and connect with other parents. It will be hosted just a short drive away, so it's easy to get to. Childcare will be available so we encourage parents to bring their children and make this a fun family get away. We will also be offering surprise give-aways. The retreat will be Friday- Sunday. We look forward to seeing you there. More information coming soon.

Weekend Retreat Parenting on Purpose Series
Date: July 17-19, 2020
Location: Naples, Florida

Parenting on Purpose Support Sessions

Cleft of The Rock is committed to supporting each family we encounter. We recognize that in these times, it’s incredibly difficult to plan ahead or fit self-improvement as parents into our already jam-packed schedules. From hour-long commutes, to our kids’ extra-curricular activities, to overtime, or a million other time-consumers, it can seem impossible to keep your head above water much less commit to getting somewhere, even if you will leave that somewhere fulfilled, refreshed and better equipped to parent deliberately. 

We have good news! We’re introducing our Parenting On Purpose Support sessions (POPS), every Sunday afternoon. The great news is you can join by Video chat from wherever you are! Jump in to let off steam, chime in, or just listen to the topic of the week...whatever you need.

POP or COP Alumni please click on the link below to register:

Conversations on Parenting 

If you would be interested in hosting a Conversations on Parenting meeting with a group of your friends and family please reach out to us. We would love to have one of our board members facilitate a meeting and continue to grow the awareness of the importance of parent education.

Click on the form below to register for an upcoming Conversations on Parenting meeting.

  • December 9th, 2019, Virtual Video Conference 6:30 PM


Thank you for supporting our 2nd Annual
Friends-Giving Hoedown Throwdown

See pictures below of the event
Calling All Volunteers
Helping doesn't have to be complicated. Just use what you know how to do to help. That's called volunteering! We are always in need of new volunteers and would greatly appreciate your time, in any way that you can contribute. If you have teenagers and they need hours for school, any time they volunteer with us can count towards their goal. You can volunteer by lending a hand at an upcoming event, like our Friendsgiving Hoedown Event, collecting donations on our behalf, or helping us pack/prepare donations. If you would like to volunteer, simply click on the link below to fill out the form and we will contact you:

Thank you for your continued support!
NOW you can order your T-shirt directly on our website and have it shipped to your house. Simply click on the link below, select your size and quantity, make a $20 donation + shipping and receive your "Not Your Basic Parent" t-shirt. Help us spread awareness on who we are and what we do by sporting your t-shirt to work, the grocery store, your children's events, and more.
Partners in Parent Education Program
The Mission of Cleft of the Rock Foundation is to help abused and abandoned children and struggling families improve their circumstances through education, life-coaching, proper shelter, nourishment and work. Through the Partners in Parent Education Program, you can partner with us to raise awareness of the need for parent education, be able to offer more parent education opportunities to more families, and to build communities where families are strong and children are safe through the love and support of deliberate parenting.

We have a Major Gift Society Giving Circle that consists of 5 different levels to meet your budget and your desire to partner. These are yearly amounts that are tax deductible. The end of the year is near, take this time to make a difference and support Cleft of the Rock Foundation, Inc. to help parents and children!

Please click on the link to join your circle, and become our partner. We are excited about the success we are having so far with the initiatives that we are engaged in, and we welcome your partnership. 

Cleft of the Rock Foundation, Inc. is   #BahamasStrong
Cleft of the Rock Foundation, Inc. would like to thank everyone who has made donations or helped in any other way towards our hurricane Dorian relief efforts for Freeport, Grand Bahama Island. We continue to support the Bahamas in any way possible and would greatly appreciate your donations towards this cause. Click on the links below to make a monetary donation or purchase items via Amazon to help the victims.
Remember to use when making purchases on Amazon from your desktop computer. This is an easy way for you to support Cleft of the Rock foundation. Every time you make an eligible purchase, Amazon makes a 5% donation of your total purchase to Cleft of the Rock. Make sure to select us as your organization of choice: Cleft of the Rock Foundation, Inc. in Deerfield Beach, Florida.
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