67% of FAST Parents say they have a better relationship with their FAST Child
My child is more confident and focused. He has a better attitude and has a new found understanding of privilege and responsibility.
51% of FAST parents feel more confident and productive at home and in their community
FAST has helped me to find out that I am a single parent, but that doesn't mean I am alone.
40% of teachers see improvements in children’s positive behaviors
I would not have believed such a transformation was possible in such a short time if I had not seen it with my own eyes.
64% of FAST Parents feel better connected to their community
In FAST, a group of parents decided to carpool together to a job fair. Two of the four parents were called for job interviews.
Through experiential learning rather than lecture, FAST teaches parents to become effective family leaders equipped to help their children thrive. On a scale of 1 to 10, FAST parent graduates give the program a 9.4 satisfaction rating.
Each 2.5-hour FAST Program conducted over 8 to 10 weeks systematically incorporates research and evidence-based practices proven to build protective factors, decrease risk factors and increase social capital around children and families.
Based on family systems theory and family stress theory, FAST brings families together in dynamic groups to build supportive relationships across domains of family, school and community.
Recognized by SAMHSA, UNODC, OJJDP
FAST is included in SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices, and has been recognized as a model program since 2002. The program is also recognized by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Learn more
“Family support as well as the expert guidance from teachers and the school community has been proven to have a positive impact on a child’s achievements and greatly improve their life’s chances. The FAST programme is an excellent way of
The second class of FAST or Families and Schools Together has graduated from the FAST program at Van Horn High School in Independence. Read more and watch the video…