Free Parenting Class

Free Parenting Class

COLUMBUS, OHIO, June 16, 2022 — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today announced a partnership with the Governor’s Children’s Initiative, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS), and the Ohio Children’s Trust Fund to bring free parent education materials to Ohio families. Providing this program aligns with the Governor’s Children Services Transformation Advisory Council’s recommendation to “invest in services, training, and supports for parents.”

“Triple P’s positive approach will help build parenting skills, while providing needed resources and to help parents promote their children’s resiliency and build stronger families,” said Governor DeWine. “With the implementation of this program, I am pleased to see more recommendations of the Children’s Services Transformation Advisory Council achieved.”

“Ohio chose the Triple P Positive Parenting Program to support Ohio families because it was university-developed and is backed by over 35 years of ongoing research,” said Ohio Children’s Trust Fund Executive Director Lindsay Williams. “The skills caregivers learn can prevent problems in the family, school, and community before they arise and create family environments that encourage children to realize their potential.”

The Triple P program is available to all families in Ohio and is provided through a $3 million investment by The Ohio Children’s Trust Fund and ODJFS.

“Triple P’s online parenting support has been shown to build emotional resilience, problem-solving skills, and healthy self-esteem in the children whose parents and caregivers complete the modules,” said ODJFS Director Matt Damschroder. “We are making this investment in our future because we believe that strong families develop strong children who turn into strong adults.”

Ohio families are encouraged to visit to sign up for the program.

Become a Master Recycler

Become a Master Recycler

WAYNE COUNTY, OHIO, Aug 3, 2021 — Master Recyclers learn from the experts then share in their own communities. The Master Recycler Program offers recycling enthusiasts an in-depth study of recycling practices on a grand scale and how it trickles down into our own community. Join us in this seven-week course learning from innovative leaders about various topics including recycling and landfill facility operations, reuse of local resources, food waste and composting, water quality and litter prevention, alternatives to household hazardous waste (HHW), and electronic waste.

Classes will be held from September 2, 2021, to October 14, 2021. For more information or to receive an application, contact Wendy Bullock via email at

What: 7-week course and 20-hour volunteer program

When: Eight consecutive Thursdays at 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. starting September 2, 2021

Where: STW Recycling District, 9918 Wilkshire Blvd. Bolivar, OH 44612

Cost: $40 

*Partial and full scholarships are available without an extra application process*