Cleft of the Rock Foundation, Inc.
March 2020 Newsletter
Cleft of the Rock Foundation, Inc. would like to acknowledge Raquel, one of our board members, on her recent marriage. On February 22, 2020, Raquel and Andre became Mr. and Mrs. Robinson in front of their families and close friends.

You both are a wonderful example of what true love looks like. Congratulations on the start of your new chapter together!
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.


First, you instill in your children the three Divine Principles, as God is our creator; he created the land and the skies. As Proverbs 22:6 says, Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it. As young as 3 years old, if not younger, children start to develop who they are and it's when they being to awaken. I would say don't ever physically abuse your children, as there is never a justification for that. Physical punishment only leads them to become violent themselves. It would be best to give them good advice or play with them in a way to teach a lesson. Lastly, always advocate the importance of being educated and learning as much as possible.
- Mario Moya
UPCOMING EVENTS
Mother/Daughter Tea Party
May 17, 2020
Third Annual Shoe Drive
I was Raised by the Village!
Zariah Laing
Florida Atlantic University
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.

Below are the POPs we are currently hosting:

9- Week Video Series
*All Virtual Parenting on Purpose Series*

Date: February 23- April 19, 2020 Every Sunday
Location: Online- Video Conference
Time: 7:30 PM

Date: March 11- May 5, 2020
Location: Online- Video Conference
Time: 7:00 PM

Date: March 17- May 12, 2020
Location: Online- Video Conference
Time: 7:00 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. We look forward to seeing you there.


Every Family has a Story
Parenting two young girls as a single parent in a new town, away from family and any support has not been easy. Especially as the girls are coming into the preteen ages; one is 10 and the other is 11. I am so grateful to have been invited by Founder Latina Newsome to attend the Parenting on Purpose classes offered by Dr. Bob Barnes.  

After each class I have been able to leave with tools that I am able to apply when disciplining and parenting the girls. These classes seem to have come in the perfect time to help me and my family. I feel that Dr. Barnes is speaking to me directly, but also lets me know that I am not the only one going through the struggle of parenting preteens.  

It is so important for me to raise independent and responsible young ladies who will be successful in this world, but did not have the tools. These classes have been the key that I was missing to help me make this possible, and would recommend it to anyone who has children or planning on having children. 

-Natacha Villedrouin
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.

March 15th, 2020 3:00 PM (Hollywood, FL)

SPACE IS LIMITED, SO REGISTER TODAY!


Save-the-Date
Third Annual Friendsgiving Gala
November 27th, 2020
Family Time

Thinking about going out to dinner with the family, but don' want to spend a lot of money. Click on the link below to find restaurants that offer free meals to children with the purchase of adult meals.

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, 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
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