Family Life Education

We are asking for your support in making it possible for our students to become Certified Family Life Educators! Upon graduation, students in the Human Services Department directly impact families by helping them with issues such as addictions, domestic violence, disabilities, foster care, aging, poverty and homelessness. Students may go on to work as addiction counselors, case managers, and advocates for those in need of help. By adding the opportunity for national certification in Family Life Education, students will be empowered to serve families more effectively and to build greater health and resilience in the community.

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This project will allow students to pursue certification as Family Life Educators by supporting the human services department to become a nationally approved program. Access to this credential will improve our students’ readiness to serve families in the community as well as increase their visibility to employers as career-ready individuals. Furthermore, becoming a Certified Family Life Educator opens up a national network of professional support to our students as they move forward in their careers working directly with individuals and families. This professional support is crucial in order to implement services that are evidenced-based, trauma-informed and effective.

Our Goal
Our Day of Giving goal is to raise $1,000 to become an approved program by the National Council on Family Relations, a leading nonprofit, multidisciplinary organization that is well known and respected in the field of human services. These funds will directly cover the fees associated with providing certification to students through our program. This funding request is truly a one-time need to begin this process. Any support from donors toward all or part of this project would be incredibly helpful.

Give our students the opportunity to become certified in order to improve the well-being of families in the community!

Family Life Education Match
The Washburn University Alumni Association and Foundation Board of Trustees will generously match dollar for dollar all Family Life Education project donations up to $250.
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