Parents and grandparents can be incredibly powerful agents for change. You influence your family, friends, and colleagues through your words and actions. You influence the society you live in by standing up, speaking out, and holding elected officials and institutions to account.
Still, bringing people together to talk about big topics like climate change and a just society can feel intimidating, particularly if you haven’t been involved in something like this before.
Our Organizing Guide breaks it down into very manageable steps. You can also sign up here and we'll help you get started. Here are the first key steps to starting a local group:
Find some friends: Start a conversation with other parents and grandparents - online, with your family/friends, at your workplace or with a community you're a part of. You’ll be surprised who may come forward and voice interest in joining you. And then set a time to meet and talk together - sharing your thoughts, feelings and ideas for action.
Take something on: Think of where you can affect change and what might be motivating and energizing to work on together. It may take a meeting or two for the group to come to agreement. You can get some ideas and inspiration from other teams in Our Stories and from our current actions or team action ideas.
Tell the story: Share what you’re working on with other groups in the For Our Kids network and elsewhere, to inspire more parents and grandparents to get involved.
Interested in learning more and possibly helping to lead a team? Sign up on this page and we’ll be in touch.