Wherever you are in your parenting journey, we have Parenting Prime Times, where you can come to talk
about your experiences and gain feedback without being judged or criticized.
Learn more by checking out all the Parenting Education Network Programs we offer!
Parenting Program Coordinator
Samantha Gray is our coordinator for Appalachian Promise Alliance’s Parenting Education Network and the former Executive Director of Nurturings. She served on the Appalachian Promise Alliance Board of Directors for 15 years and is passionate about helping parents and children flourish with community support and evidenced-informed understanding and practices. Samantha has worked as a parenting educator for 22 years and has worked with youth and parents for even longer. She is certified in the Nurturing Parenting Program, Crianza Con Carino, Attached at the Heart Parenting Education Program, Guiding Good Choices, Supporting School Success, Lifeskills, an accredited La Leche League Leader, completed Postpartum Support International Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders training, and a certified babywearing consultant with the Center for Babywearing Studies. She holds an MA in International Development, with a focus in Communication for Development, from The George Washington University, and is a member of the National Parenting Education Network.
Newly married and recently graduated, Elizabeth “Lily” Royston is looking to make a mark on her hometown region. Lily has a lifelong passion for people, especially youth and children, finding joy in making connections and fostering care into the hearts of others. She is always looking for new perspectives and a better understanding of the world around her. Joining our team with a B.A. in Media and Mass Communications, she hopes to help our Parenting Program grow to new depths and reach more people.
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The Bristol’s Promise Parenting Education Network coordinates access to existing parenting education and support resources, identify and address gaps, advocate the benefits of parenting education, and help educators complement and grow services.
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