October 19 – The Macon Resources Bright Start Program has earned recognition as a Blue Ribbon Affiliate by the Parents as Teachers National Center.
The designation, made October 1, makes MRI’s Bright Start as one of the top performing home visiting affiliates within the international Parents as Teachers network.
“We take great pride in the diversification and quality of services and programs we are able to offer at MRI, and this designation validates our commitment to provide the best services and programs we can for those we serve,” Amy Bliefnick, MRI President and CEO Amy Bliefnick said in a media release.
“We are so proud of our team for receiving this award and to be able to offer this caliber of a program to those we serve in Macon County.”
To earn Blue Ribbon Affiliate status, MRI’s Bright Start underwent a rigorous self-study and National Center review process to confirm that they are meeting standards of fidelity and quality. Blue Ribbon Affiliates are exemplary programs, delivering highest quality services to children and families.
“I am extremely proud of the commitment each home visitor, past and present, makes to empowering families and the support they provide as families overcome challenges,” said Sue Ridley, Bright Start Program Coordinator. “We strive every day to provide quality services that will assist families in the areas of child development, maternal health, and family well-being.”