Family Support Groups
To best support underserved/underrepresented students, West Des Moines Community Schools has partnered with district families to create support groups for adult family members and caring adults of students of color and LGBTQ+ students. Both groups will launch in the 2021-22 school year and will provide parents, guardians, and other caring adults with support networks and opportunities to learn, grow, and share resources.
Families of Students of Color
The mission of Families of Students of Color is to support, educate, and advocate for students of color in WDMCS. We believe that organizing and connecting is a form of self-care and an act of self-preservation for ourselves and our families:
- Support: We provide support for parents/guardians so that we can nurture our children to be strong and resilient, proud of their identities.
- Education: We are a resource for educating our community in areas of race, ethnicity, and racism in our pursuit of equity, inclusion, and diversity.
- Advocacy: We advocate for our own children and all students of color in the district, specifically by working with building equity leads and equity teams.
This group will meet monthly from 7-8 p.m. in the WDMCS Learning Resource Center Community Room, 3550 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines, IA.
The whole family is welcome. WDMCS requires all individuals to wear face masks indoors.
- Sept. 28 (Welcome Event) | Get the flyer
- Oct. 19
- Nov. 9
- Dec. 14
- Jan. 18 (via Zoom)
- Feb. 15 (via Zoom)
- March 22
- April 19
- May 17
For more information, please email FSOCinWDMCS@gmail.com.