Fort Worth, Texas (February 23, 2021) – Camp Fire First Texas has earned The Best Place For Working Parents™ business designation that recognizes a commitment to supporting working parents through family-friendly policies and practices. Through a self-assessment, policies, access to childcare and other organizational practices were evaluated to determine the extent our working environment supports parents and, by extension, their children.
“As an organization that leverages data to inform ways to support youth and their development, we know it is vital for parents to be supported as well. We are proud to be recognized as one of the Fort Worth businesses who are leading the way in supporting employees, specifically working parents, through family-friendly workplace policies and practices,” shared Lauren Richard, president/CEO of Camp Fire First Texas.
She added, “The self-assessment process has also been instrumental in identifying further actions our organization can take to grow a more robust family-friendly working environment.”
Best Place for Kids!™ is the organization that evaluates and presents this business designation and was founded in response to data that showed children in Fort Worth were not performing to their full potential. It is an unprecedented local public-private partnership led by Mayor Betsy Price and Tarrant County partners including the City of Fort Worth, philanthropic foundations, nonprofits, business leaders, and experts in quality early learning and child care, community schools, and early education policy – dedicated to lifting up innovative practices and broadening support for strategies to build the Best Place for Kids!™
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About Camp Fire First Texas
Camp Fire First Texas is one of the largest Camp Fire councils in the country. Programs are for boys, girls and their families and include camping, after school programs, teen services, environmental education, and school readiness, in addition to professional development for early childhood educators. In Camp Fire, children and youth find a safe, fun and inclusive place – a place where they form lasting relationships, develop a sense of belonging and make positive contributions to the lives of their families and their community. Camp Fire youth have life-enhancing experiences and develop assets essential to their futures. Camp Fire changes young lives for the better in our community. Inside and out.