Atlanta Thrive’s SIX COMMANDMENTS of advocacy

Sleep/Denial - Not aware of what is happening

Tools and strategies: Go door to door. Work the carpool line. Have conversations with parents. Spend time one-on-one. Phone banking. Thriving Thursdays. Connecting parents through social media. Word of mouth.

Waking Up - Emotional rollercoaster - anger, sadness, fear. Parents start to ask questions.

Tools and strategies: School report cards. Protesting in front of the schools.  Attending school board meetings. Community meetings. House meetings. Parent summit. Monthly parent straight talk.

Learning - Research and preparation

Tools and strategies: Learning through board and community meetings. Parents start to ask questions. Asking how they can advocate. Fellowship.

Action - Join the fight

Tools and strategies: Send emails. Show up at board meetings. Tell other parents what is going on. Share social media.

Build the Movement - Bring others into the fight

Tools and strategies: Telling other parents what is going on. Working together. Strategizing. Deciding where to go. Join together. Build a campaign. One-on-ones to engage others.

Win - Improve education for all kids in Atlanta

Tools and strategies: Convey demands. Advocate for change.