Ignite Positivity: Join the Parents on Positivity Patrol!

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    Unlock the power of positivity and become a beacon of inspiration for Pickerington Schools as a member of the Parents on Positivity Patrol (PoPP)!

    Are you passionate about shaping a vibrant educational climate for our students? Do you believe in the transformative potential of positive relationships? Embrace the opportunity to guide our junior high and high school students towards better decisions, while fostering an atmosphere of encouragement and growth.

    As a PoPP volunteer, you'll play a pivotal role in building connections with our students, inspiring them to reach new heights. Your unwavering support and guidance will empower them to navigate life's challenges and make sound choices. 

    Together, we'll ignite a wave of positivity throughout Pickerington Schools, creating a community that embraces kindness, resilience, and growth. Join the Parents on Positivity Patrol today and be a catalyst for change. Together, we'll shape a brighter future, one uplifting interaction at a time.

    Seize this opportunity to inspire and uplift – join the Parents on Positivity Patrol and be the change our students need!

  • What is PoPP?

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  • How do I become a PoPP volunteer?

  • O'Grady and Kuhl smilingThe impact of having an additional positive adult presence in our schools through PoPP is truly remarkable. According to Panorama survey data, students attending schools with PoPP volunteers experience an enhanced sense of belonging, fostering an environment where they can thrive academically and emotionally.

    Extensive research conducted by scholars such as Karen Mapp from Harvard and Joyce Epstein from Johns Hopkins University further validates the profound benefits of parental involvement. Students whose parents actively volunteer in the school demonstrate improved academic performance, achieving higher grades and excelling on tests. Moreover, their behavior is exemplary, exhibiting better attendance records and a higher likelihood of graduating and pursuing further education.

    By solidifying the ecosystem of support for our students, the PoPP program not only strengthens relationships between parents, students, and staff but also enhances overall engagement. The profound impact of these relationships extends beyond the classroom, positively shaping the lives of our students and reinforcing their commitment to lifelong learning.

    Join PoPP today and become an essential part of this transformative program that empowers our students to reach new heights of success. Together, we will continue to build an inclusive and supportive educational community, where every child can thrive and achieve their dreams.