Parenting Class Graduates


The first Raising Highly Capable Kids program class in Longview graduates on December 19. Spear-headed by the Longview Chamber of Commerce as part of their partnership with Ware Elementary, the chamber will recognize its first graduating class of 28 parents who have completed the 13-week curriculum.

Created by non-profit organization Rezilient Kidz, this program teaches parents about Search Institute’s 40 developmental assets with the end goal of raising healthy, caring, and responsible children. The parents listened to presentations, held discussions, and engaged in activities to help them apply what they learned into their own homes.

Raising Highly Capable Kids provides parents with an opportunity to spend 13 weeks with other parents and training facilitators in facing those challenges and gaining a better perspective on raising their children.

Seventeen business leaders from various companies volunteered their time to facilitate the classes throughout the semester. Raising Highly Capable Kids is one piece of many of the chamber’s inaugural Career Ready Plus Certified Campus partnership with Ware. The Chamber’s goal is to engage business leaders, such as the program’s presenting sponsor Kellogg Brown & Root, in schools so the community can help equip its students with career-readiness skills. Doing so will strengthen the future economy of Longview.

Rezilient Kid issued an 18-month grant for the class curriculum to the chamber which can be expanded for use by other organizations throughout the community. If an organization is interested in hosting this program before February 2019, contact Misty Amaya, Chamber of Commerce Education and Workforce Manager, at 903.237.4041, or

The spring semester of Raising Highly Capable Kid will begin February 6 at Ware Elementary. English-speaking and, in particular, bilingual volunteers are needed. To register for spring facilitator training, see or access the chamber’s program calendar on its web site,, for more information.

For more information, contact the chamber offices at 903.237.4000.

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