What does it mean to “realize your full potential?” Does it mean that one must only work hard? Or do other factors fall into this concept as well? How do you and your family work to your full potential? Well if you have questions, we have answers. We would like to introduce you to an outstanding new program that is now available to our community!
The Family and Youth Institute (The FYI) is a non-profit research and education institute that assists young people and their families in regards to realizing their full potential through “mind, body and spirit.” The FYI promotes positive youth and family developments through two main domains: innovative research, and community education. By using these two factors, the FYI has come to the following results within their program (The following information can be found on the FYI’s website):
“The FYI team has presented numerous professional and community presentations across North America. In addition, FYI also regularly contributes to scholarly publications as well as psycho-educational articles for the community. Most recently, members of the FYI team edited and contributed to the book, Counselling Muslims: Handbook of Mental Health Issues and Interventions, which has garnered accolades from leaders in the mental health community. All of this is recognition of the unique expertise, depth and quality of FYI’s work.”
Furthermore, the Family and Youth Institute are headed in the following direction:
“The FYI has an ambitious agenda not only in exploring new areas that are extremely important to Families and Youth, but also in significantly expanding its Community Education efforts. We are institutionalizing the work by adding professional staff members, researchers and community workers. The researchers will help further the FYI’s research agenda, while the community workers will help ensure that these research efforts translate into practical programs that directly impact families and communities.”
In shaa Allah, Sunrise Academy will be working with the Family and Youth institute (FYI) to provide opportunities such as parent workshops, as well as professional development workshops for our staff at Sunrise.
If you would like to sign up to receive emails with more information and details regarding the FYI, please visit the website provided below, and sign up to receive emails in which will include more information and articles. Visit The Family and Youth Institute (FYI) website at: http://www.thefyi.org/about-the-fyi/
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at the school.