PAMI: Re-Live the Moment

PAMI: Re-Live the Moment

PAMI2015 Event Highlights

April 17
PAMI Annual Kick-Off Breakfast
We are pleased to be celebrating our 8th annual Parenting Awareness Month Indiana (PAMI) Kick-Off Breakfast at IBEW 697 Headquarters, 7200 Mississippi St. in Merrillville, IN from 9am to 12:30pm.

Individuals, organizations, schools, and/or churches interested in hosting or sponsoring a PAMI initiative or event are invited to attend the breakfast FREE to learn more about how they may get involved in promoting the wellbeing of families and children in our community.

This year’s special breakfast guest is:

Val will be addressing an audience of community leaders and family service providers on Parenting – the Balancing Act. Which will then be followed up with an interactive panel discussion on the topic, as well as on the great things coming to Gary, and how these changes will involve and benefit the families of NWI. Panelists include:

  • Joe Van Dyk (City of Gary Redevelopment Director)
  • Ken Barry (Gary Youth Services Bureau Director)
  • Marti Rivas-Ramos (First Midwest Bank-Munster VP)
  • Regina Holloman, ED.d (parent advocate)
  • Richenda Moss (Gary parent)
CEU credits will be available for this informative session, which will provide tips and skills on how to better serve our NWI families.

April 18
PAMI Annual Parenting Resource Fair
Located this year at 1775 W. 41st Ave. in Gary, the Fair will be its usual chock full of fun, games, and giveaways for both parents and youth.


Community family services providers will be available with information and help on how to access needed family resources in the Region, including food, utilities, housing, activities for youth, bullying strategies and solutions, counseling, and healthcare.

Entertainment is also scheduled, like magic, face painting, and music. And you never know who else may show up to say hello (e.g., media, the Army of the Lord Drill Team, radio stations, your favorite community leader, Rascal!). There’s even a Scavenger Hunt for the family, leading to some great opportunities! And did we say a 50” TV giveaway?

This event, thanks to community support and sponsorships, serves as a FREE opportunity of fun family togetherness for the entire community.

PAMI2015 Fair Photos

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