Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?
In Germany, socio-economic background determines future success, with lower-class children suffering pervasive disadvantages in their education and later lives. Already exposed to a higher risk of violence and parental neglect, children from working class families enter the school system more prone to emotional instability, poor performance, and family trouble. Without confident parents willing to ask for help, these children - almost 2 million - fall through the cracks, generation after generation.
Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!
Believing in importance of parental involvement, Eltern AG establishes community-based, self-help parenting groups for lower-class, less educated working class families. By offering tangible incentives to participate, Eltern AG encourages typically wary parents to become part of its network of best practice parenting. The program moves from basic parenting issues to personal parenting problems, developing a trusted community in which parents can learn, share, and explore. By incorporating doctors, teachers, and government officials into its network, as well, Eltern AG facilitates an entire community dedicated to supporting parenting.