This is the greatest news! Of course there had to be a technical glitch at the start: some people who registered in order to vote for us were blocked or locked out, but now the technology gods are smiling. I ask, below, with every expectation that you will have no trouble at all creating your profile and voting for ‘Opening the Door to Parents’ on the Changemakers site:

Please vote – today through June 12th – and help Parents Forum win the People’s Choice award of $5,000 in the Ashoka Changemakers competition ‘Activating Empathy: Transforming Schools To Teach What Matters’:

You can create a profile there and vote * once * during the two-week voting period, or vote via Facebook where you can create a Changemakers profile and vote without leaving Facebook:

Note: a pulldown menu top right gives you other languages!

The Parents Forum entry ‘Opening the Door to Parents’ is one of 15 finalists selected from 628 entries from 74 countries around the world for innovation, social impact, and sustainability. Our entry calls for schools to offer parenting education and parent peer support in order to improve social-emotional learning among children and young people.

We are in it to win it and will be most grateful for your support!