This text-based family engagement curriculum promotes child development from birth to 12th grade. The program is part of the Foundation’s portfolio of efforts supporting children and families in the territory. Each week caregivers receive three short text messages. The messages provide easy ways to connect to children and support their learning. In addition, one or two messages per week are sent with information on community resources to support the caregiver and their family.  

"We're so excited to be partnering with ParentPowered to offer this research-based parenting curriculum to families anywhere in the USVI at no cost to them," said CFVI President Dee Baecher-Brown. "We realize educators are busy. Families are busy. Yet, strong relationships with families are critical to support healthy child development and academic success," she said. "ParentPowered digital family engagement programs provide weekly support and resources to families."

"Every message is aligned to your child’s age or grade," explained Baecher-Brown. "And each tip is built around everyday routines. No supplies needed, just the people, places, and things around you." 

The ParentPowered service originally launched by CFVI in the territory as Ready4K during the pandemic in March 2020.

The ParentPowered curriculum covers the whole child from birth through 12th grade and is available in English, Spanish, and Arabic. Getting started is easy. Simply text the code CFVI to 70138 to start receiving messages today. By entering your cell phone number you agree to enroll in the program and receive ParentPowered text messages from 70138. While there is no cost for enrolling, data and message rates may apply. You can cancel the text messages at any time by texting STOP to 70138.