Porter-Starke Services Receives $5000 Grant For Parenting Class

A $5,000 grant was recently awarded to the Porter-Starke Services Foundation to continue the “You and Your Baby” program designed to build parenting skills for first-time mothers.

The free four-week program covers basic needs of the baby, techniques for discipline, how to trigger natural responses from the baby and how first-time parents can connect with their child. The program was initially started through a grant from the Kiwanis Club of Valparaiso and will be continued with the funds provided by Kankakee Valley REMC made available through REMC’s Roundup program.